strath

strath

[strath; Scot. strahth]
noun Scot.
a wide valley.

Origin:
1530–40; < Irish, Scots Gaelic srath; akin to stratum

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strath (stræθ)
 
n
(Scot) a broad flat river valley
 
[C16: from Scot and Irish Gaelic srath, Welsh ystrad]

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strath
"wide river valley between hills," 1540, from Scottish, from O.Ir. srath "wide river valley," from O.Celt. *s(t)rato-, from PIE base *stere- "to spread, extend, stretch out" (see structure).
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