rith

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See also: rið and riþ

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English rīth (a small stream), from Old English rīþ (a small stream).

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Noun[edit]

rith (plural riths)

  1. (obsolete) A small stream.
    They waded further up the rith.

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Now mostly found in surnames and place names like Hendrith and Tingrith.

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish reithid (verb) and riuth (noun), from Proto-Celtic *reteti (verb) and *retus (noun) (compare Middle Welsh redec), from Proto-Indo-European *Hret-.

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rith (present analytic ritheann, future analytic rithfidh, verbal noun rith, past participle rite)

  1. to run

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Noun[edit]

rith m or f (genitive singular reatha, nominative plural rití or rithe or reatha)

  1. verbal noun of rith
  2. run

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References[edit]

  • (verb): “rithim” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • (noun): “rith” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.

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Welsh[edit]

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rith

  1. Soft mutation of rhith.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
rhith rith unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.