Naturalised Norwegian word = a clearing in a wood or land reclaimed for arable. It is commonly found for example on the NW coast of England, indicating settlements of Norwegian sailors who came from Ireland. [< OldEngl. pveit]

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  • Thwaite — could be: *Thwaite, Norfolk, England *Thwaite, Suffolk, England *Thwaite St Mary, Norfolk, England *Thwaite, North Yorkshire, England *Thwaite Hall, a University of Hull hall of residence:Thwaite and Keld are both Viking (Norse) place names in… …   Wikipedia

  • Thwaite — Thwaite, n. [CF. Icel. [thorn]veit a piece of land, fr. [thorn]v[=i]ta to cut. See {Thwite}, and cf. {Doit}, and {Twaite} land cleared of woods.] Forest land cleared, and converted to tillage; an assart. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] Note:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thwaite — Thwaite, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The twaite. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thwaite — (n.) cleared land, 1620s, from O.N. or O.Dan. þveit a clearing, meadow, paddock, lit. cutting, cut piece (related to O.E. þwitan to cut, cut off ). Always a rare word and now obsolete, but frequently encountered in place names, but It is unclear… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Thwaite — Recorded in a number of spellings as shown below, this is an English surname but one of pre 7th century Norse Viking origins. It may be either topographical or locational, and is derived from the word thveit , meaning a clearing or farm. As a… …   Surnames reference

  • thwaite — noun forest land cleared for agriculture or habitation; assart …   Wiktionary

  • thwaite — [θweɪt] noun [in place names] a piece of wild land cleared or reclaimed for cultivation. Origin ME: from ON thveit, thveiti paddock , lit. cut piece …   English new terms dictionary

  • thwaite — n. Brit. dial. a piece of wild land made arable. Usage: Now usually only in place names. Etymology: ON thveit(i) paddock, rel. to OE thwitan to cut …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thwaite Hall — is a traditional hall of residence of the University of Hull. It is in the village of Cottingham, just outside Hull. It consists of 187 rooms and includes a junior common room, a TV room, games room, library and senior common room. Thwaite Hall… …   Wikipedia

  • Thwaite, Suffolk — Thwaite is a rural village in England.Thwaite is based on and around the A140 road, midway between Suffolk s county town of Ipswich and the city of Norwich, in Norfolk. It forms part of Mid Suffolk district.The village consists of a thatched… …   Wikipedia

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