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Etymology 1Edit

From West Proto-Germanic *trewwō. Cognate with Middle Dutch trouwe (Dutch trouw), Old Saxon treuwa, Old High German triuwa (German Treue).

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trēow f

  1. truth, fidelity
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *trewą, from Proto-Indo-European *drew-o-, a suffixed variant of Proto-Indo-European *drew-, *deru- (solid, steadfast), whence probably also Proto-Indo-European noun for "tree" *dóru. Germanic cognates include Old Frisian trē, Old Saxon treo, Old Norse tré (Danish træ), Gothic 𐍄𐍂𐌹𐌿 (triu). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek δόρυ (dóru, wood, spear), δρῦς (drûs, tree, oak), Old Church Slavonic дрѣво (drěvo) (Russian де́рево (dérevo)), Old Irish daur (Welsh derwen (oak)).

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trēow n

  1. tree
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