Frith

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Frith \Frith\, noun [OE. frith peace, protection, land inclosed for hunting, park, forest, AS. fri[eth] peace; akin to freno[eth] peace, protection, asylum, G. friede peace, Icel. fri[eth]r, and from the root of E. free, friend. See {Free}, a., and cf. {Affray}, {Defray}.]

1. A forest; a woody place. [Obs.] --Drayton.

2. A small field taken out of a common, by inclosing it; an inclosure. [Obs.] --Sir J. Wynne.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Frith \Frith\ (fr[i^]th), noun [OE. firth, Icel. fj["o]r[eth]r; akin to Sw. fj[aum]rd, Dan. fiord, E. ford. [root]78. See {Ford}, noun, and cf. {Firth}, {Fiord}, {Fret} a frith, {Port} a harbor.]

1. (Geog.) A narrow arm of the sea; an estuary; the opening of a river into the sea; as, the Frith of Forth. Also called {firth}.

2. A kind of weir for catching fish. [Eng.] --Carew.


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