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(in place names) a village or hamlet.‘Scunthorpe’
- ‘The most obvious evidence of a Scandinavian presence is preserved in place names, notably those ending in by or thorpe.’
- ‘The lesser topographical names like thorpe, and in Norwegian-dominated areas thwaite, were marginal settlements and clearings.’
- ‘Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, and to a lesser extent East Anglia, are full of place-names ending in by, thorp, and other Scandinavian elements.’
Old English thorp, throp, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dorp and German Dorf.
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