- a marsh.
Origin of marish
1300–50; Middle English mareis < Middle French; see marais
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Examples from the Web for marish
When king Richard saw the earles companie was passed the marish; he did command with all hast to set vpon them.
Remember the marish mosses in the rotting fosse which encircled the "Moated Grange."Claret and Olives, from the Garonne to the Rhone
Angus B. Reach
Early the next morning we mounted the hill along a wooden footway, bridging one marish spot after another.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition
Robert Louis Stevenson
Three thousand mares of his the marish grazed, Each suckling with delight her tender foal.The Iliad of Homer
- obsolete marshy; swampy
C14: from Old French marais marsh
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Word Origin and History for marish
"a marsh," early 14c., mares, from Old French marois "marshland, bog" (12c., Modern French marais), from Frankish *marisk or some other Germanic source akin to marsh.
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