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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English clīwen, clēowen, clīewen,[1] from Proto-Germanic *kliuwīną, *klewô.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkliu̯(ə)/, /ˈkliu̯ən/

NounEdit

clewe (plural clewes)

  1. A clew (a lump or sphere of thread or yarn).
  2. A string of yarn for finding a path.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: clew, clue
  • Scots: clew, cloo, clue

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ cleue, n.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 5 August 2018.