shewel

n.

"something hung up to keep wild animals away," mid-13c., perhaps in Old English, from the same source as shy (adj.); a derivative of the verb which in German became scheuen "to scare."


Nearby words

  1. shevchenko,
  2. shevchenko, taras,
  3. sheveret,
  4. shew,
  5. shewbread,
  6. shf,
  7. shh,
  8. shia,
  9. shiah,
  10. shiai

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper