firth

firth

[furth]
noun Chiefly Scot.
a long, narrow indentation of the seacoast.
Also, frith.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English (Scots) < Old Norse firth-, stem of fjǫrthr fjord

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Firth

[furth]
noun
John Rupert, 1890–1960, English linguist.

Firthian, adjective
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firth or frith (fɜːθ)
 
n
a relatively narrow inlet of the sea, esp in Scotland
 
[C15: from Old Norse fjörthrfiord]
 
frith or frith
 
n
 
[C15: from Old Norse fjörthrfiord]

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firth
"arm of the sea, estuary of a river," early 15c., Scottish, from O.N. fjörðr (see fjord).
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firth   (fûrth)  Pronunciation Key 
A long, narrow inlet of the sea. Firths are usually the lower part of an estuary, but are sometimes fjords.
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