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rath

RATH, n. A hill. Obs.

RATH, a. [See Ready.]

Early; coming before others, or before the usual time.

Bring the rath primrose, that forsaken dies.

We sometimes see the word rath-ripe, early ripe; but it is obsolete or nearly so. In the United States, I believe it is not used at all.



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RATH, n. A hill. Obs.

RATH, a. [See Ready.]

Early; coming before others, or before the usual time.

Bring the rath primrose, that forsaken dies.

We sometimes see the word rath-ripe, early ripe; but it is obsolete or nearly so. In the United States, I believe it is not used at all.

RATH, a. [Sax. rath, ræthe, hræth, hrathe, hræd or hrad, quick, hasty; Ir. ratham, to grow or be prosperous; from the same root as ready and rash, from the sense of shooting forward. See Ready.]

Early; coming before others, or before the usual time. Bring the rath primrose, that forsaken dies. – Milton.


RATH, n. [Ir. rath, a hill, mount or fortress.]

A hill. [Obs.] – Spenser.


Rath
  1. A hill or mound.

    [Ireland] Spenser.
  2. Coming before others, or before the usual time; early.

    [Obs. or Poetic]

    Bring the rathe primrose that forsaken dies. Milton.

  3. Early; soon; betimes.

    [Obs. or Poetic]

    Why rise ye up so rathe? Chaucer.

    Too rathe cut off by practice criminal. Spenser.

  4. A kind of ancient fortification found in Ireland.
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Rath

RATH, noun A hill. obsolete

RATH, adjective [See Ready.]

Early; coming before others, or before the usual time.

Bring the rath primrose, that forsaken dies.

We sometimes see the word rath-ripe, early ripe; but it is obsolete or nearly so. In the United States, I believe it is not used at all.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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HYPERBO'REAN, a. [L. hyperboreus; Gr. beyond, and the north.]

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HYPERBO'REAN, n. An inhabitant of the most northern region of the earth. The ancients gave this denomination to the people and places to the northward of the Scythians, people and regions of which they had little or no knowledge. The Hyperboreans then are the Laplanders,the Samoiedes, and the Russians near the White Sea.

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