Tath definition

(UK dialectal, Scotland) The dung of livestock left on a field to serve as manure or fertiliser.
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(UK dialectal, Scotland) A piece of ground dunged by livestock.
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(UK dialectal, Scotland) Strong grass growing around the dung of kine.
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(UK dialectal, Scotland) To manure (land) by pasturing cattle on it, or causing them to lie upon it.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of tath - teathe

Origin of tath

  • From Middle English tathen, from Old Norse teðja (“to manure”), from Proto-Germanic *tadjaną (“to strew, scatter”), from Proto-Indo-European *dāy- (“to divide, split, part, section”). Cognate with Icelandic teðja (“to dung, manure”), Norwegian tedja (“to dung”), German zetten (“to let fall in small pieces, let crumble”).

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  • From Middle English tath, from Old Norse tað (“manure”), from Proto-Germanic *tadą (“manure”), from Proto-Indo-European *dāy- (“to divide, split, part, section”). Cognate with Icelandic tað (“manure, dung”), Swedish dialectal tad (“manure, dung”).

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