Archaic. growing, blooming, or ripening early in the year or season.
- Also rath [rath]. /ræθ/.
- rathely, adverb
- ratheness, noun
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How to use rathe in a sentence
"Be over for you," the other added; and later he was crowded into a rear seat between Louise, his daughter, and Caroline rathe.
Bernard was in front with the chauffeur, and Frederick rathe occupied a small seat at the knees of the three others.
August Turnbull repeated the favorite aphorisms from Frederick rathe about the higher man.
No; I can't rathe you up a hill, though I can fall down the hill fathter than you can, but I will help you up.The Meadow-Brook Girls in the Hills | Janet Aldridge
Couldn't very well thell the whole rathe, ath it were, for a couple of hundred poundth, after that.Passing of the Third Floor Back | Jerome K. Jerome
British Dictionary definitions for rathe
blossoming or ripening early in the season
eager or prompt
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