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firth

[ furth ]
/ fɜrθ /
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noun Chiefly Scot.

a long, narrow indentation of the seacoast.

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Also frith [frith] /frɪθ/ .

Origin of firth

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English (Scots ), from Old Norse firth-, stem of fjǫrthr “fjord”

Definition for firth (2 of 2)

Firth
[ furth ]
/ fɜrθ /

noun

John Rupert, 1890–1960, English linguist.

OTHER WORDS FROM Firth

Firth·i·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for firth

firth

frith

/ (fɜːθ) /

noun

a relatively narrow inlet of the sea, esp in Scotland

Word Origin for firth

C15: from Old Norse fjörthr fiord
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Scientific definitions for firth

firth
[ fûrth ]

A long, narrow inlet of the sea. Firths are usually the lower part of an estuary, but are sometimes fjords.
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