trow

[ troh ]
/ troʊ /
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verb (used with or without object) Archaic.

to believe, think, or suppose.

Nearby words

  1. trouvère,
  2. trouvères,
  3. trovatore, il,
  4. trove,
  5. trover,
  6. trowbridge,
  7. trowel,
  8. troy,
  9. troy game, the,
  10. troy weight

Origin of trow

before 900; Middle English trowen, Old English trēow(i)an to believe, derivative of trēow belief; akin to Old Norse trūa, German trauen, Gothic trauan to trust, believe. See trust, true

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British Dictionary definitions for trow

trow

/ (trəʊ) /

verb

archaic to think, believe, or trust

Word Origin for trow

Old English treow; related to Old Frisian triūwe, Old Saxon treuwa, Old High German triuwa; see troth, true

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Word Origin and History for trow

trow

v.

Old English treowian "to trust, believe," from treow "faith, belief," from Proto-Germanic *truwian (see true). Cognate with German trauen.

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