eu·​phroe | \ ˈyüˌfrō \
plural -s

Definition of euphroe

1 : a block or slat of wood perforated for the passage of the parts of a crowfoot

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History and Etymology for euphroe

Dutch juffrouw, juffer miss, madam, lady, euphroe, from Middle Dutch joncfrouwe, juffrouwe miss, madam, young lady; akin to Old Frisian jungfrouwe young lady, girl, Old High German jungfrouwa; all from a prehistoric West Germanic compound whose first constituent is represented by Old English geong young and whose second constituent is represented by Old High German frouwa mistress, lady

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“Euphroe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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