thorp

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English thorp, throp, from Old English þorp, þrop ‎(farm, village), from Proto-Germanic *þurpą, *þrepą ‎(village, farmstead, troop), from Proto-Indo-European *trab-, *treb- ‎(dwelling, room). Cognate with North Frisian torp, terp ‎(village, fallow), Dutch dorp ‎(village), German Dorf ‎(hamlet, village, town), Danish torp ‎(village), Swedish torp ‎(farm, cottage, croft), Icelandic þorp ‎(village, farm), Latin trabs ‎(beam, rafter, roof), Lithuanian trobà ‎(farmhouse), Russian деревня ‎(derevnja, village), Welsh tref ‎(town), Albanian trevë ‎(country, region, village). Related to troop.

Noun[edit]

thorp ‎(plural thorps)

  1. (archaic, now chiefly in placenames) A group of houses standing together in the country; a hamlet; a village.
    • Fairfax
      Within a little thorp I staid.

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *þurpą, whence also Old High German dorf (German Dorf), Old Norse þorp, Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐌿𐍂𐍀 ‎(þaúrp).

Noun[edit]

thorp n

  1. village

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