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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English tewen, a variant of tawen (to taw, prepare). More at taw.

NounEdit

tew (plural tews)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, dialectal) A rope or chain for towing a boat.
  2. (obsolete, Britain, dialectal) A cord; a string.
  3. (obsolete, Britain, dialectal) Trouble; worry.

VerbEdit

tew (third-person singular simple present tews, present participle tewing, simple past and past participle tewed)

  1. To tow along, as a vessel.
    • Michael Drayton
      By which the Banes had then their full-fraught Navies tew'd
  2. To prepare (leather, hemp, etc.) by beating or working; to taw.
  3. (by extension) To beat; to scourge.
  4. To pull about; to maul.
  5. (Britain, Scotland, obsolete, dialectal) To tease; to vex.
  6. To work hard; to strive.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tew in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

AnagramsEdit


CornishEdit

NumeralEdit

tew

  1. Hard mutation of dew.
  2. Mixed mutation of dew.

K'iche'Edit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tew

  1. cold

NounEdit

tew

  1. cold
  2. frost
  3. chills

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


KalashaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit तैल (taila).

NounEdit

tew

  1. oil

ScotsEdit

PrepositionEdit

tew

  1. to

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *teɣ, from Proto-Celtic *tegus, from Proto-Indo-European *tégus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tew (feminine singular tew, plural tew, equative tewed, comparative tewach, superlative tewaf)

  1. thick, fat

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tew dew nhew thew
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.