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firth

[furth] /fɜrθ/
noun, Chiefly Scot.
1.
a long, narrow indentation of the seacoast.
Also, frith.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English (Scots) < Old Norse firth-, stem of fjǫrthr fjord

Firth

[furth] /fɜrθ/
noun
1.
John Rupert, 1890–1960, English linguist.
Related forms
Firthian, adjective
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firth

/fɜːθ/
noun
1.
a relatively narrow inlet of the sea, esp in Scotland
Word Origin
C15: from Old Norse fjörthrfiord
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Word Origin and History for firth
n.

"arm of the sea, estuary of a river," early 15c., Scottish, from Old Norse fjörðr (see fjord).

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firth in Science
firth
  (fûrth)   
A long, narrow inlet of the sea. Firths are usually the lower part of an estuary, but are sometimes fjords.
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