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firth

 (fûrth)
n. Scots
A long, narrow inlet of the sea.

[Middle English furth, from Old Norse fjördhr; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

firth

(fɜːθ) or

frith

n
(Physical Geography) a relatively narrow inlet of the sea, esp in Scotland
[C15: from Old Norse fjörthr fiord]

firth

(fɜrθ)

also frith



n.
an indentation of the seacoast.
[1400–50; late Middle English (Scots) < Old Norse firth-, s. of fjǫrthr fjord]

firth

(fûrth)
A long narrow inlet of the sea. Firths are usually the lower part of an estuary, but are sometimes fjords.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firth - 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)Firth - 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)
2.firth - a long narrow estuary (especially in Scotland)
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
estuary - the wide part of a river where it nears the sea; fresh and salt water mix
Translations

firth

[fɜːθ] N (Scot) → estuario m, ría f

firth

n (Scot) → Förde f, → Meeresarm m
References in classic literature ?
Noel Vanstone have been traced across the Solway Firth to Dumfries, and thence to a cottage a few miles from the town, on the banks of the Nith.
The end is, that this person, whoever he may be, was cleverly turned back southward on a false scent before the men in my employment crossed the Firth.
Do you know--I've been looking it up--the Firth Of Clyde, where all the steel ships are built, isn't half as wide as Oakland Creek down there, where all those old hulks lie?
He would find no difficulty in swimming across the Firth of Forth at Edinburgh.
The little village of Ecclefechan was about six miles from the Solway Firth, among the pasture lands of the bale of Annan.
Through the foam of the firth, man makes his perilous way;
Homer Firth, the landscape man," he chanted, "wants permission to use blue flint on the new road, with turf gutters, and to plant silver firs each side.
The West Wind reigns over the seas surrounding the coasts of these kingdoms; and from the gateways of the channels, from promontories as if from watch-towers, from estuaries of rivers as if from postern gates, from passage-ways, inlets, straits, firths, the garrison of the Isle and the crews of the ships going and returning look to the westward to judge by the varied splendours of his sunset mantle the mood of that arbitrary ruler.
Livia married Kingsman star Firth in 1997 and they have two sons, Luca, 16, and Matteo, 13.
Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth has become an Italian citizen, according to officials.
Leeds Crown Court heard Daniel Peter Firth was caught by the police still attacking his victim and they had to literally pull him off her to stop it.
COLIN Firth almost missed out on the leading role that launched his acting career because his hair was thought to be too ginger.