bowe

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

bowe (plural bowes)

  1. Obsolete spelling of bow

Verb[edit]

bowe (third-person singular simple present bowes, present participle bowing, simple past and past participle bowed)

  1. Obsolete spelling of bow
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Aubrey
      We have a custome, that when one sneezes, every one els putts off his hatt, and bowes, and cries God bless ye Sir.

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English boga, in turn from Proto-Germanic *bugô.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bowe (plural bowes or bowen)

  1. bow
  2. bowman

Descendants[edit]