A man of his word. One whose word may be depended on; trustworthy. As good as his word.
In French, “Un homme de parole.
” One who keeps his word. By word of mouth.
Orally. As “he took it down by word of mouth” (as it was spoken by the speaker). I take you at your word.
In French, “Je vous prend au mot.
” I will act in reliance of what you tell me. Pray, make no words about it.
In French, “N'en dites mot.
” Don't mention it; make no fuss about it. Speak a good word for me.
In French, “Dites un mot en ma faveur.
” To pass one's word.
In French, “Donner sa parole.
” To promise to do something required. Upon my word.
Assuredly; by my troth.
“Upon my word, you answer ... discreetly.” Jane Austen.
Upon my word and honour! A strong affirmation of the speaker as to the truth of what he has asserted.
(The). The second person of the Christian Trinity. (John i. 1.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894