theow

noun the·ow \ˈthā(ˌ)ō\

Definition of theow

plural

-s

  1. :  a British slave of Anglo-Saxon times

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Origin and Etymology of theow

Old English thēow; akin to Old High German thiomuoti servant's disposition, humility, thionōn to serve, Old Norse thjōna to serve, Gothic thius servant, and perhaps to Old Irish techid he flees, Sanskrit takti he hurries; basic meaning: to run


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