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rath

rath


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rath  \Rath\,  n.  [Ir.  rath.] 
  1.  A  hill  or  mound.  [Ireland]  --Spencer. 
 
  2.  A  kind  of  ancient  fortification  found  in  Ireland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rath  \Rath\,  Rathe  \Rathe\,  a.  [AS.  hr[ae][eth],  hr[ae]d,  quick, 
  akin  to  OHG.  hrad,  Icel.  hra[eth]r.] 
  Coming  before  others  or  before  the  usual  time;  early.  [Obs. 
  or  Poetic] 
 
  Bring  the  rathe  primrose  that  forsaken  dies.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rath  \Rath\,  Rathe  \Rathe\,  adv 
  Early;  soon;  betimes.  [Obs.  or  Poetic] 
 
  Why  rise  ye  up  so  rathe?  --Chaucer. 
 
  Too  rathe  cut  off  by  practice  criminal.  --Spencer.