Definition of firth noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fɜːθ//
; NAmE NAmE//fɜːrθ//
Coastlines and the sea
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(especially in Scottish place names) a narrow strip of the sea that runs a long way into the land, or a part of a river where it flows into the sea the Moray Firth the Firth of Clyde See related entries: Coastlines and the sea Word OriginMiddle English (originally Scots), from Old Norse fjǫrthr. Compare with fjord.
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