Name used in Watership Down by the rabbits to refer to the sun, whom they regard as a deity. Also "Lord Frith" and "Frithrah" (the -rah ending is an honorific in Lapine).

Frith is the rabbits' chief god, creator and controller of the world in their mythos. The phrase "ni-Frith" means "noon."

Frith (?), n. [OE. firth, Icel. fjorr; akin to Sw. fjard, Dan. fiord, E. ford. &root;78. See Ford, n., and cf. Firth, Fiord, Fret a frith, Port a harbor.]

1. Geog.

A narrow arm of the sea; an estuary; the opening of a river into the sea; as, the Frith of Forth.

2.

A kind of weir for catching fish.

[Eng.]

Carew.

 

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Frith, n. [OE. frith peace, protection, land inclosed for hunting, park, forest, AS. fri peace; akin to freno peace, protection, asylum, G. friede peace, Icel. frir, and from the root of E. free, friend. See Free, a., and cf. Affray, Defray.]

1.

A forest; a woody place.

[Obs.]

Drayton.

2.

A small field taken out of a common, by inclosing it; an inclosure.

[Obs.]

Sir J. Wynne.

 

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