American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A well-developed sinew or muscle.
- n. Muscular power or strength. Often used in the plural.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bondman; a slave.
- Bond; servile.
- To oppress; enslave.
- n. Custom; habit; manner; usually in the plural, customs; habits; manners; morals; qualities; moral traits; conditions.
- n. A muscle; a sinew: used generally in the plural.
- n. A cucking-stool; perhaps, also, a form of pillory.
- n. An old or provincial or artificial preterit of thaw.
- n. obsolete A bondman; a slave.
- adj. obsolete Bond; servile.
- v. transitive, obsolete To oppress; enslave.
- n. Muscle or sinew.
- n. A good quality or habit; virtue.
- n. An attractive physical attribute, especially muscle; mental or moral vigour.
- v. Instruct in morals or values; chastise.
GNU Webster's 1913
- From Middle English thew, theaw (often in plural thewes), from Old English þēaw ("usage, custom, general practise of a community, mode of conduct, manner, practise, way, behaviour"), from Proto-Germanic *þawwaz (“custom, habit”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)tāu-, *(s)te- (“to stand, place”). Cognate with Old Frisian thāw, Old Saxon thau ("custom"), Old High German *gathau, kathau ("discipline"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, individual habit, virtue, strength (sense influenced by sinew), from Old English thēaw, a custom, habit. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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