plural nounWord forms: singular thew
muscular power; bodily
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Derived forms thewy (ˈthewy)
adjectiveWord forms: ˈthewier or ˈthewiest
Word origin of 'thews'ME theawes, good qualities, hence, later, good physical qualities, strength < OE theaw, custom, habit, hence characteristic quality, akin to OS thau, custom < IE base *teu-, to pay attention to, notice > L tueri, to keep in sight, observe