- a long, narrow indentation of the seacoast.
Origin of firth
1400–50; late Middle English (Scots) < Old Norse firth-, stem of fjǫrthr fjord
- John Rupert,1890–1960, English linguist.
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Examples from the Web for firth
[Laughs] Firth: Oh God… And with that, the interview was abruptly ended halfway into my allotted time by the publicist.
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I 'low He meant me t' take the firth man that come, an' be content.Quaint Courtships
Firth let himself be interrupted to hear the case: but he could do nothing in it.
It often happened that Firth and Hugh met at this tree; and it happened now.
Firth did; and he was the right person, as he was one of the strongest.
There was room for both; and Firth mounted, and read for some time.
- a relatively narrow inlet of the sea, esp in Scotland
C15: from Old Norse fjörthr fiord
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Word Origin and History for firth
"arm of the sea, estuary of a river," early 15c., Scottish, from Old Norse fjörðr (see fjord).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A long, narrow inlet of the sea. Firths are usually the lower part of an estuary, but are sometimes fjords.
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