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Taxus cuspidata, Japanese yew.
 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English ew, from Old English īw, ēow, from Proto-Germanic *īwaz, *īhwaz (compare Icelandic ýr), masculine variant of *īwō (compare Dutch ijf, German Eibe), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eyHweh₂ (compare Hittite [script needed] (eja, type of evergreen), Welsh yw (yews), Latgalian īva (bird cherry), Lithuanian ievà (bird cherry), Russian и́ва (íva, willow)).[1]

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NounEdit

yew (countable and uncountable, plural yews)

  1. (countable) A species of coniferous tree, Taxus baccata, with dark-green flat needle-like leaves and seeds bearing red arils, native to western, central and southern Europe, northwest Africa, northern Iran and southwest Asia.
  2. (countable, by extension) Any tree or shrub of the genus Taxus.
  3. Other conifers resembling plants in genus Taxus
    1. in family Podocarpaceae
    2. in family Cephalotaxaceae
  4. (uncountable) The wood of the such trees.
  5. A bow for archery, made of yew wood.

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AdjectiveEdit

yew (not comparable)

  1. Made from the wood of the yew tree.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marlies Philippa et al., eds., Etymologisch Woordenboek van het Nederlands, A-Z, s.v. “ijf” (Amsterdam UP, 3 Dec. 2009). [1]

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PronounEdit

yew

  1. Alternative form of yow

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NounEdit

yew (plural yêw)

  1. house

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ZazakiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *Haywas.

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yew

  1. one