torp

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þorp, from Proto-Germanic *þurpą, whence also with German Dorf and Dutch dorp.

Noun[edit]

torp n

  1. (before 16th century) A solitary farm, distant from other settlements
  2. (16th century) Officially defined as a very small farm
  3. (17th century to early 20th century) A small farm, rented from a larger land owner, where the rent was payed through work on the owner's land (dagsverken)
  4. (after the 1940's) A small cottage in the countryside

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