firth of forth


[fawrth, fohrth]
an arm of the North Sea, in SE Scotland: estuary of Forth River. 48 miles (77 km) long.
a river in S central Scotland, flowing E into the Firth of Forth. 116 miles (187 km) long. Unabridged
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forth (fɔːθ)
1.  forward in place, time, order, or degree
2.  out, as from concealment, seclusion, or inaction
3.  away, as from a place or country
4.  and so on; et cetera
5.  archaic out of; away from
[Old English; related to Middle High German vort; see for, further]

Forth (fɔːθ)
1.  Firth of Forth an inlet of the North Sea in SE Scotland: spanned by a cantilever railway bridge 1600 m (almost exactly 1 mile) long (1889), and by a road bridge (1964)
2.  a river in S Scotland, flowing generally east to the Firth of Forth. Length: about 104 km (65 miles)

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Word Origin & History

O.E. forðian "forward, onward," perf. of for(e), from P.Gmc. *furtha- (cf. O.N. forð, Du. voort, Ger. fort), from PIE *prto-, from the root of fore (q.v.).
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