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garth

[ gahrth ]
/ gɑrθ /
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noun
Also called cloister garth . an open courtyard enclosed by a cloister.
Archaic. a yard or garden.
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Origin of garth

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English, from Old Norse garthr “farm, farmyard, courtyard”; see yard2

Other definitions for garth (2 of 2)

Garth
[ gahrth ]
/ gɑrθ /

noun
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for garth (1 of 2)

garth1
/ (ɡɑːθ) /

noun
a courtyard surrounded by a cloister
archaic a yard or garden

Word Origin for garth

C14: from Old Norse garthr; related to Old English geard yard ²

British Dictionary definitions for garth (2 of 2)

garth2
/ (ɡɑːθ) /

noun
Northern English dialect a child's hoop, often the rim of a bicycle wheel

Word Origin for garth

dialect variant of girth
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