thewless

thewless

[thyoo-lis]
adjective
cowardly; timid.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English theweles. See thew, -less

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thew (θjuː)
 
n
1.  muscle, esp if strong or well-developed
2.  (plural) muscular strength
 
[Old English thēaw; related to Old Saxon, Old High German thau discipline, Latin tuērī to observe, tūtus secure]
 
'thewy
 
adj
 
'thewless
 
adj

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