j.r. firth


John Rupert, 1890–1960, English linguist.

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

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Word Origin & History

"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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