thorp

thorp

[thawrp]
noun Archaic.
a hamlet; village.
Also, thorpe.


Origin:
before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German Dorf, Old Norse thorp village, Gothic thaurp field

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thorp or thorpe (θɔːp)
 
n
a small village
 
[Old English; related to Old Norse thorp village, Old High German dorf, Gothic thaurp]
 
thorpe or thorpe
 
n
 
[Old English; related to Old Norse thorp village, Old High German dorf, Gothic thaurp]

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thorp
O.E. ðorp "village, hamlet, farm, estate," reinforced by O.N. ðorp, both from P.Gmc. *thurpa- (cf. O.Fris. thorp, Fris. terp, M.Du., Du. dorp, Ger. dorf "village," Goth. þaurp "estate, land, field"), probably from PIE base *treb- "dwelling." Preserved in place names ending in -thorp, -thrup.
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