Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Thwaite


Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English *thwait, a borrowing from Old Norse þveit (paddock). Compare Old Norse þveita (to hurl) (see whittle), Danish døjt (“1160 of the gulden”, dialectal: “a small coin”), German Deut, Dutch duit. Cognate with Old English þwītan (to thwite; cut; cut off). Doublet of doit, and possibly of twat.



thwaite (plural thwaites)

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

Related terms[edit]

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for thwaite in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)