Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a landing-place in a river; a harbour or small port

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small haven. See hithe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See hithe.

Etymologies

Old English hȳþ. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The tall son of the Seven Winds Came riding out of Hither-hythe, and his horse-hoofs (you will remember) trampled into the press and made a gap in it, and his sword (as you know)

    The Mowing of a Field

  • The Swan passed on slowly to the hythe, and they turned their boats and followed it.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • Now the Lady arose, and Celeborn led them back to the hythe.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • On the bank of the Silverlode, at some distance up from the meeting of the streams, there was a hythe of white stones and white wood.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • With stem all be-ringed at the hythe stood the ship,

    The Tale of Beowulf Sometime King of the Folk of the Weder Geats

  • Came riding out of Hither-hythe, and his horse-hoofs (you will remember) trampled into the press and made a gap in it, and his sword (as you know) was like scythe

    The Mowing of a Field

  • August ---- Downing wyfe to ---- Downinge gravemaker of this paryshe she was sett on a new cukking stolle made of a grett hythe and so browght a bowte the markett place to Temes brydge and ther had iij

    Highways and Byways in Surrey

  • Came riding out of Hither-hythe, and his horse-hoofs (you will remember) trampled into the press and made

    Hills and the Sea

  • I rushed through the marketplace where all was silent and deserted; I ran on to the wharves beyond and they were empty save for the litter and embers of the fires Ar-hap's men had made during their stay; I dashed out to the landing-place, and there at the hythe the last boat-loads of the villains were just embarking, two boatloads of them twenty yards from shore, and another still upon the beach.

    Gulliver of Mars

  • The 5th canon of the Council of Ceale-hythe requires

    The God-Idea of the Ancients

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