- John Rupert,1890–1960, English linguist.
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- a relatively narrow inlet of the sea, esp in Scotland
C15: from Old Norse fjörthr fiord
Word Origin and History for john firth
"arm of the sea, estuary of a river," early 15c., Scottish, from Old Norse fjörðr (see fjord).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A long, narrow inlet of the sea. Firths are usually the lower part of an estuary, but are sometimes fjords.
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