thorpe

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English þorp. Cognate to Swedish torp, Norwegian Nynorsk torp, Norwegian Bokmål torp, Dutch dorp, German Dorf, Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐌿𐍂𐍀 (þaurp).

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Noun[edit]

thorpe (plural thorpes)

  1. (dated) A group of houses in the country; a small village; a hamlet; a dorp.
    • Tennyson
      Then thorpe and byre arose in fire.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Survives as a part of many English placenames.

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