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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Scots A long, narrow inlet of the sea.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An arm of the sea; a frith.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An arm of the sea; a frith.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wood or park: same as frith, 2.
  • n. See frith.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)
  • n. a long narrow estuary (especially in Scotland)

Etymologies

Middle English furth, from Old Norse fjördhr; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old Norse fjǫrðr; cognate to fjord, and more distantly ford. (Wiktionary)

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