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From Middle English thowen, thawen, from Old English þāwian, from Proto-West Germanic *þauwjan, from Proto-Germanic *þawjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *teh₂- (to melt).

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thaw (third-person singular simple present thaws, present participle thawing, simple past and past participle thawed)

  1. (intransitive) To gradually melt, dissolve, or become fluid; to soften from frozen
    the ice thaws
  2. (intransitive) To become so warm as to melt ice and snow — said in reference to the weather, and used impersonally.
    It's beginning to thaw.
  3. (intransitive, figuratively) To grow gentle or genial.
    Her anger has thawed.
  4. (transitive) To gradually cause frozen things (such as earth, snow, ice) to melt, soften, or dissolve.

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thaw (plural thaws)

  1. The melting of ice, snow, or other frozen or congealed matter; the transformation of ice or the like into the state of a fluid; liquefaction by heat of anything congealed by frost
  2. a period of weather warm enough to melt that which is frozen
  3. (figuratively) A period of relaxation, of reduced reserve, tension, or hostility or of increased friendliness or understanding.

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thaw

  1. Aspirate mutation of taw.

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
taw daw nhaw thaw
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.