Definition of rathe in English:

rathe

Pronunciation /raTH//rāT͟H/

adjective

archaic, literary
  • 1(of a person or their actions) prompt and eager.

    1. 1.1 (of flowers or fruit) blooming or ripening early in the year.
      quick, fast, swift, rapid, speedy, brisk, hasty, hurrying, expeditious, breakneck
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Origin

Old English hræth, hræd, of Germanic origin; perhaps related to the base of rash.

Pronunciation

rathe

/raTH//rāT͟H/