Firth

[ furth ]
/ fɜrθ /

noun

John Rupert,1890–1960, English linguist.

Related forms

Firth·i·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for john 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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Science definitions for john 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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