thewy

thew

[thyoo]
noun
1.
Usually, thews. muscle or sinew.
2.
thews, physical strength.

Origin:
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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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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