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Meaning of FRITH

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Frith\, n. [OE. firth, Icel. fj["o]r?r; akin to Sw.
    fj["a]rd, Dan. fiord, E. ford. [root]78. See {Ford}, n., 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.
    
    2. A kind of weir for catching fish. [Eng.] --Carew.
    
    
  2. \Frith\, n. [OE. frith peace, protection, land inclosed
    for hunting, park, forest, AS. fri? peace; akin to freno?
    peace, protection, asylum, G. friede peace, Icel. fri?r, and
    from the root of E. free, friend. See {Free}, a., and cf.
    {Affray}, {Defray}.]
    1. A forest; a woody place. [Obs.] --Drayton.
    
    2. A small field taken out of a common, by inclosing it; an
       inclosure. [Obs.] --Sir J. Wynne.
    
    
 
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