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thew

[ thyoo ]
/ θyu /
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noun

Usually thews. muscle or sinew.
thews, physical strength.

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Origin of thew

before 900; Middle English; Old English thēaw custom, usage; cognate with Old High German thau (later dau) discipline; akin to Latin tuērī to watch
thewy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thew

thew
/ (θjuː) /

noun

muscle, esp if strong or well-developed
(plural) muscular strength
thewy, adjectivethewless, adjective
Old English thēaw; related to Old Saxon, Old High German thau discipline, Latin tuērī to observe, tūtus secure
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