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thew  (θjuː

Definitions

noun

  1. muscle, esp if strong or well-developed
  2. (plural) muscular strength

Derived Forms

ˈthewy  adjective
ˈthewless  adjective

Word Origin

Old English thēaw; related to Old Saxon, Old High German thau discipline, Latin tuērī to observe, tūtus secure

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