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firth (n.)

"arm of the sea, estuary of a river," early 15c., Scottish, from Old Norse fjörðr (see fjord).

updated on January 10, 2013

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Definitions of firth from WordNet
1
firth (n.)
a long narrow estuary (especially in Scotland);
2
Firth (n.)
English linguist who contributed to linguistic semantics and to prosodic phonology and who was noted for his insistence on studying both sound and meaning in context (1890-1960);
Synonyms: J. R. Firth / John Rupert Firth
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