[hyoon or, often, yoon]
- felled and roughly shaped by hewing: hewn logs.
- given a rough surface: hewn stone.
Origin of hewn
1300–50; Middle English hewen, past participle of hew
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Examples from the Web for unhewn
They were built of unhewn stone, but solid, and not inelegant.A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland
It is not at all ornamental: rough, unhewn arches and clumsy piers.'A Laodicean
Some of these were mere huts, built ruggedly of timber and unhewn stone.Ulric the Jarl
William O. Stoddard
An unhewn stump of wood was the Dionysus idol of the rustic people.Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)
The altar was to be of unhewn stone, and not reached by steps.Jerusalem Explored, Volume I--Text
Word Origin and History for unhewn
strong past participle of hew.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper