garth

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse garðr (cognate with Old English ġeard, whence English yard).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

garth (plural garths)

  1. A grassy quadrangle surrounded by cloisters
  2. A close; a yard; a croft; a garden.
    a cloister garth
    • Tennyson
      A clapper clapping in a garth / To scare the fowl from fruit.
  3. A clearing in the woods; as such, part of many placenames in northern England
  4. (paganism) A group or a household dedicated to the pagan faith Heathenry.
  5. (paganism) A location or sacred space, in ritual and poetry in modern Heathenry.
  6. A dam or weir for catching fish.

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *gortos (compare Irish gort), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰórts < *gʰórdʰs < *ǵʰortós (enclosure, yard) (compare Latin hortus, Old English geard).

Noun[edit]

garth m, f

  1. cliff
  2. enclosure

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
garth arth ngarth unchanged