Origin of garthMiddle English from Old Norse garthr, akin to Old English geard, yard
- An open quadrangle surrounded by a cloister.
- Archaic A yard, garden, or paddock.
Origin of garthMiddle English enclosed yard from Old Norse gardhr ; see gher-1 in Indo-European roots.
- A grassy quadrangle surrounded by cloisters
- A close; a yard; a croft; a garden.
- a cloister garth
- A clearing in the woods; as such, part of many placenames in northern England
- (paganism) A group or a household dedicated to the pagan faith Heathenry.
- (paganism) A location or sacred space, in ritual and poetry in modern Heathenry.
- A dam or weir for catching fish.
From Old Norse garðr (cognate with Old English ġeard, whence English yard).