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thorp

See also: Thorp

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English thorp, throp, from Old English þorp, þrop (farm, village), from Proto-Germanic *þurpą, *þrepą (village, farmstead, troop), from Proto-Indo-European *trab-, *treb- (dwelling, room). Cognate with North Frisian torp, terp (village, fallow), Dutch dorp (village), German Dorf (hamlet, village, town), Danish torp (village), Swedish torp (farm, cottage, croft), Icelandic þorp (village, farm), Latin trabs (beam, rafter, roof), Lithuanian trobà (farmhouse), Welsh tref (town), Albanian trevë (country, region, village). Related to troop.

NounEdit

thorp (plural thorps)

  1. (archaic, now chiefly in placenames) A group of houses standing together in the country; a hamlet; a village.
    • Fairfax
      Within a little thorp I staid.

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Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *þurpą, whence also Old High German dorf (German Dorf), Old Norse þorp, Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐌿𐍂𐍀 (þaurp).

NounEdit

thorp n

  1. village

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