hewe

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English hewe, from Old English hīwa (member of a family), from Proto-Germanic *hīwô (relative, fellow-lodger, family), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱey- (to lie with, store, be familiar). More at hind.

Noun[edit]

hewe (plural hewes)

  1. (obsolete) A domestic; a servant or retainer.

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English hīwa, from Proto-Germanic *hīwô.

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Noun[edit]

hewe (plural hewes or hewen)

  1. servant, hireling
  2. rascal, villein
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English hīw, from Proto-Germanic *hiwją.

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hewe (plural hewes or hewen)

  1. hue (tone, color)
    • 14th Century, Chaucer, General Prologue
      Boold was hir face, and fair, and reed of hewe.
      Bold was her face, and fair, and red of hue.
  2. brightness, clarity (of a color)
  3. paint, dye
  4. complexion, appearance, look
  5. expression, demeanour
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Colors in Middle English · coloures, hewes (layout · text)
     whit      grey, hor      blak
             red ; cremesyn, gernet              citrine, aumbre ; broun, tawne              yelow, dorry ; canevas
             grasgrene              grene             
             plunket ; ewage              asure, livid              blewe, blo, pers
             violet ; inde              rose, murrey ; purpel              claret

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German heben, Dutch heffen, English heave.

Verb[edit]

hewe

  1. to hold
  2. to lift