EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English tath, from Old Norse tað (manure), from Proto-Germanic *tadą (manure), from Proto-Indo-European *dāy- (to divide, split, part, section). Cognate with Icelandic tað (manure, dung), Swedish dialectal tad (manure, dung).

NounEdit

tath (plural taths)

  1. (UK dialectal, Scotland) The dung of livestock left on a field to serve as manure or fertiliser.
  2. (UK dialectal, Scotland) A piece of ground dunged by livestock.
  3. (UK dialectal, Scotland) Strong grass growing around the dung of kine.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English tathen, from Old Norse teðja (to manure), from Proto-Germanic *tadjaną (to strew, scatter), from Proto-Indo-European *dāy- (to divide, split, part, section). Cognate with Icelandic teðja (to dung, manure), Norwegian tedja (to dung), German zetten (to let fall in small pieces, let crumble).

VerbEdit

tath (third-person singular simple present taths, present participle tathing, simple past and past participle tathed)

  1. (UK dialectal, Scotland) To manure (land) by pasturing cattle on it, or causing them to lie upon it.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Last modified on 3 August 2013, at 19:00