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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.

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

Firth \Firth\ (f[~e]rth), noun [Scot. See {Frith}.] (Geog.) An arm of the sea; a frith.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Firth

noun

1: 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) [syn: {Firth}, {J. R. Firth}, {John Rupert Firth}]

2: a long narrow estuary (especially in Scotland)


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