Rath

Rath

(rth), n. [Ir. rath.] 1. A hill or mound. [Ireland] Spenser.
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2. A kind of ancient fortification found in Ireland.
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Rathe

} (rth), a. [AS. hr, hrd, quick, akin to OHG. hrad, Icel. hrar.] Coming before others, or before the usual time; early. [Obs. or Poetic]
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Bring the rathe primrose that forsaken dies.
Milton.
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Rathe

, } adv. Early; soon; betimes. [Obs. or Poetic]
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Why rise ye up so rathe?
Chaucer.
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Too rathe cut off by practice criminal.
Spenser.
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