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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.
There was a flag upon the castle, and ships moving or lying anchored in the firth; both of which, for as far away as they were, I could distinguish clearly; and both brought my country heart into my mouth.
The little village of Ecclefechan was about six miles from the Solway Firth, among the pasture lands of the bale of Annan.
1) Many wonders there be, but naught more wondrous than man; Over the surging sea, with a whitening south wind wan, Through the foam of the firth, man makes his perilous way; And the eldest of deities Earth that knows not toil nor decay Ever he furrows and scores, as his team, year in year out, With breed of the yoked horse, the ploughshare turneth about.
"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.
Port of Cromarty Firth (PCF) chief executive Bob Buskie and Global Energy Group (Geg) boss Roy MacGregor met Scottish Trade, Investment and Innovation Minister Ivan McKee when he made a fact-finding visit to Invergordon this week.
David Firth had hoped to spend his last days at Barlay Cottage three miles outside the village.
Oscar-winner Colin Firth and wife Livia Giuggioli have reportedly reached a private settlement with Italian journalist Marco Brancaccia, who had been charged with stalking Giuggioli after a brief affair.