garth

[ gahrth ]
/ gɑrθ /
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noun

Also called cloister garth. an open courtyard enclosed by a cloister.
Archaic. a yard or garden.

Origin of garth

1300–50; Middle English < Old Norse garthr farm, farmyard, courtyard; see yard2

Definition 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)

garth

1
/ (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)

garth

2
/ (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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Word Origin and History for garth

garth


n.

"small piece of enclosed ground," northern and western English dialect word, mid-14c., from Old Norse garðr "yard, courtyard, fence," cognate of Old English geard (see yard (n.1)).

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