or thorpe

[ thawrp ]
/ θɔrp /

noun Archaic.

a hamlet; village.

Origin of thorp

before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German Dorf, Old Norse thorp village, Gothic thaurp field Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for thorp



/ (θɔːp) /

noun (in place names)

a small village

Word Origin for thorp

Old English; related to Old Norse thorp village, Old High German dorf, Gothic thaurp
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Word Origin and History for thorp



Old English ðorp "village, hamlet, farm, estate," reinforced by Old Norse ðorp, both from Proto-Germanic *thurpa- (cf. Old Frisian thorp, Frisian terp, Middle Dutch, Dutch dorp, German dorf "village," Gothic þaurp "estate, land, field"), probably from PIE root *treb- "dwelling." Preserved in place names ending in -thorp, -thrup.

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