Thwaite meaning

(archaic) A piece of forest land cleared for agriculture or habitation; a clearing; assart.
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Alternative form of twaite.
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Origin of thwaite

  • Old Norse þveit (“paddock”), compare Old Norse þveita (“to hurl”) (see whittle), Danish døjt (“1/160 of the gulden”, dialectal: “a small coin”), English doit, German Deut, Dutch duit.

    From Wiktionary