Origin of thorpMiddle English from OE, akin to German dorf, village from Indo-European base an unverified form treb-, beamed structure, dwelling from source Middle Irish treb, house
Origin of thorpMiddle English from Old English; see treb- in Indo-European roots.
From Middle English thorp, throp, from Old English Ã¾orp, Ã¾rop (“farm, village"), from Proto-Germanic *Ã¾urpÄ…, *Ã¾repÄ… (“village, farmstead, troop"), from Proto-Indo-European *trab-, *treb- (“dwelling, room"). Cognate with North Frisian torp, terp (“village, fallow"), Dutch dorp (“village"), German Dorf (“hamlet, village, town"), Danish torp (“village"), Swedish torp (“farm, cottage, croft"), Icelandic Ã¾orp (“village, farm"), Latin trabs (“beam, rafter, roof"), Lithuanian trobÃ (“farmhouse"), Welsh tref (“town"), Albanian trevÃ« (“country, region, village"). Related to troop.