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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English murth, morth, from Old English morþ (death, destruction, homicide, murder; deadly sin), from Proto-Germanic *murþą (death, murder), from Proto-Indo-European *mer- (to die). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Moort (murder), West Frisian moard (murder), German Low German Moord (murder), German Mord (murder), Danish mord (murder), Swedish mord (murder), Icelandic morð (murder).


murth (plural murths)

  1. (UK dialectal) Murder; slaughter.
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Etymology 2[edit]



murth (uncountable)

  1. (UK, obsolete or dialect) plenty; abundance

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for murth in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)