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Etymology 1[edit]

Old Norse þveit ‎(paddock), compare Old Norse þveita ‎(to hurl) (see whittle), Danish døjt (“1/160 of the gulden”, dialectal: “a small coin”), English doit, German Deut, Dutch duit.


thwaite ‎(plural thwaites)

  1. (archaic) A piece of forest land cleared for agriculture or habitation; a clearing; assart

Etymology 2[edit]


thwaite ‎(plural thwaites)

  1. Alternative form of twaite

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.