A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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Firth, Fyrth, n.2 [ON. firði, dat. of fjörðr, a fjord.] A wide inlet of the sea; an estuary. Men of the cost of Yngland … went with schipp is to these, … And in the firth com hastely; Barb. xvi. 542.
Apon no maner thai Had power till the fyrth to bring Thair vittale; Ib. xviii. 267.
Thai … off fors, as wynd thame movyd, Come in the fyrth; Wynt. vi. 2498.
The firmament na firth was newir cler, Quhill thou … was on the see; Kennedy Flyt. 453.
Ane narrow fyrth flowis … Betuix tha costis; Doug. iii. vi. 123.
Within the fyrth of Sycill … Thar lyis ane iland; Ib. x. 72.
The Ile of Maij, quhilk almaist is myd firth, betuix Louthiane and Fiffe; Boece x. xiv. 382.
Reserveand to Scottishmen thair trade of fisheing within thair loches, firthis, and bayis within land; 1607 Acts IV. 369/2.

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