noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English throp, thorp; akin to Old High German dorf village, Latin trabs beam, roof Date: before 12th century archaic village, hamlet

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  • Thorp — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Edward O. Thorp (* 1932), US amerikanischer Mathematiker Jeremy Thorp (* 1941), britischer Diplomat Roderick Thorp (1936–1999), US amerikanischer Schriftsteller Thorp ist der Name folgender Orte: Thorp… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thorp — Thorp, WI U.S. city in Wisconsin Population (2000): 1536 Housing Units (2000): 759 Land area (2000): 1.325367 sq. miles (3.432685 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.325367 sq. miles (3.432685 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Thorp — Thorp, Thorpe Thorpe(th[^o]rp), n. [AS. [thorn]orp; akin to OS. & OFries. thorp, D. dorp, G. dorf, Icel. [thorn]orp, Dan. torp, Sw. torp a cottage, a little farm, Goth. [thorn]a[ u]rp a field, and probably to Lith. troba a building, a house, W.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thorp — is a Middle English word for a hamlet or small village, from Old English (Anglo Saxon)/ Old Norse Þorp (also thorp). There are many place names in England with the suffix thorp or thorpe . Most are in East Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk but… …   Wikipedia

  • THORP — ist die Kurzbezeichnung für Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant und bezeichnet die neuere der beiden in Sellafield, Großbritannien befindlichen Wiederaufarbeitungsanlagen für nukleare Brennelemente. Der Name drückt aus, dass dort oxidische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • thorp — O.E. ðorp village, hamlet, farm, estate, reinforced by O.N. ðorp, both from P.Gmc. *thurpa (Cf. O.Fris. thorp, Fris. terp, M.Du., Du. dorp, Ger. dorf village, Goth. þaurp estate, land, field ), probably from PIE root *treb dwelling. Preserved in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • thorp — thorp; oc·to·thorp; …   English syllables

  • thorp — or thorpe [thôrp] n. [ME < OE, akin to Ger dorf, village < IE base * treb , beamed structure, dwelling > MIr treb, house] a village; hamlet: now mainly in place names …   English World dictionary

  • Thorp — This is an ancient name of Anglo Saxon and Old Scandinavian origin, and is a locational surname from any of the places in England named with Old Norse or Old Danish element thorp , or the rarer Olde English pre 7th Century throp . Generally,… …   Surnames reference

  • thorp — /thawrp/, n. Archaic. a hamlet; village. Also, thorpe. [bef. 900; ME, OE; c. G Dorf, ON thorp village, Goth thaurp field] * * * …   Universalium

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