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garth

[gahrth] /gɑrθ/
noun
1.
Also called cloister garth. an open courtyard enclosed by a cloister.
2.
Archaic. a yard or garden.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Old Norse garthr farm, farmyard, courtyard; see yard2

Garth

[gahrth] /gɑrθ/
noun
1.
a male given name.
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  • garth tries to prevent him from continuing his experiments.
British Dictionary definitions for garth

garth1

/ɡɑːθ/
noun
1.
a courtyard surrounded by a cloister
2.
(archaic) a yard or garden
Word Origin
C14: from Old Norse garthr; related to Old English geardyard²

garth2

/ɡɑːθ/
noun
1.
(Northern English, dialect) a child's hoop, often the rim of a bicycle wheel
Word Origin
dialect variant of girth
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Word Origin and History for garth
garth
"small piece of enclosed ground," northern and western Eng. dialect word, mid-14c., from O.N. garðr "yard, courtyard, fence," cognate of O.E. geard (see yard (1)).
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