- (historical) A walled enclosure, especially in Ireland; a ringfort built sometime between the Iron Age and the Viking Age.
From Old Irish ráth.
(comparative more rath, superlative most rath)
- Alternative form of rathe.
Variant of rathe
- quick; prompt; eager
- coming or happening early in the day, year, etc.; esp., blooming or ripening early in the season
Origin of ratheMiddle English ; from Old English hræth, variant, variety of hræd, quick, speedy ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kret-, to shake from source Middle Irish crothaim, (I) shake