rith

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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 or rithes)

  1. (obsolete) A small stream.
    They waded further up the rith.
Usage notes[edit]

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

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References[edit]

The Middle English Dictionary


Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish reithid ‎(verb) and riuth ‎(noun), from Proto-Celtic *reto- ‎(verb) and *retus ‎(noun) (compare Middle Welsh redec), from Proto-Indo-European *Hreth₂-.

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. run
    1. (intransitive)
      1. hurry
      2. move freely
      3. flow freely
      4. spread quickly
      5. (of colour) diffuse
      6. (of plant) trail
      7. extend
      8. be current
      9. be operative
      10. (of knot, rope) slip
      11. run out
    2. (transitive)
      1. course
      2. control, manage
      3. pass, enact
      4. process
      5. (of passengers) carry

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Noun[edit]

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

  1. verbal noun of rith
  2. run
    1. course, career
    2. free range
    3. rapid flow
    4. (continuous) stretch, spell
    5. demand
    6. slip, miss
    7. passage, enactment
    8. (of product) quality
    9. (sports) run

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References[edit]

  • (verb):reithid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • (noun):rith” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • (verb): “rithim” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • (noun): “rith” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "rith" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.