[strath; Scot. strahth]

Origin of strath

1530–40; < Irish, Scots Gaelic srath; akin to stratum Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for strath


  1. Scot a broad flat river valley

Word Origin for strath

C16: from Scot and Irish Gaelic srath, Welsh ystrad
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Word Origin and History for strath

"wide river valley between hills," 1530s, from Scottish, from Old Irish srath "wide river valley," from Old Celtic *s(t)rato-, from PIE root *stere- "to spread, extend, stretch out" (see structure (n.)).

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