thorp

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See also: Thorp and þorp

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

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thorp n

  1. village

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