[strath; Scot. strahth]
- a wide valley.
Origin of strath
1530–40; < Irish, Scots Gaelic srath; akin to stratum
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Examples from the Web for strath
A dance, named from the district of Strath Spey, in the north of Scotland.Lady of the Lake
Sir Walter Scott
It is not for me to go into the Strath with news of the dead.
There had been none prouder and more aloof than he in all Strath Iolair.
There was no blue smoke in the strath except from the one turf cot.The Washer of the Ford
I hope you will accompany me, an you think you can lead me safe enough into Strath.'The Lyon in Mourning, Vol. 1
- Scot a broad flat river valley
C16: from Scot and Irish Gaelic srath, Welsh ystrad
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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