eow

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eow

  1. (chiefly early) Alternative form of yow

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Etymology 1[edit]

From West Germanic *iwwiz, Proto-Germanic *izwiz (dative/accusative case of *jūz), corresponding to Proto-Indo-European *wes (compare also *yū́, whence *jūz). Cognate with Old Frisian ju (West Frisian jo), Old Saxon iu, ju (Low German jo, ju), Dutch u, Old High German iu (German euch), Old Norse yðr (Icelandic yður, Swedish er), Gothic 𐌹𐌶𐍅𐌹𐌶 (izwis).

Pronoun[edit]

ēow

  1. you: accusative/dative plural form of þū
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Etymology 2[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ēow

  1. Expression of grief, sorrow, or surprise Wo!; Alas!
Descendants[edit]
  • Middle English: yeo, yo
    • English: yo