taw

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English tawen, from Old English tawian (to do, make), from Proto-West Germanic *tawōn, a variant of Proto-West Germanic *tauwjan, from Proto-Germanic *tawjaną (to make, prepare), from Proto-Indo-European *dewh₂- (to tie to, secure).

Cognate with Dutch touwen (to rope, tether, curry), Dutch tuien (to fasten with ropes), German Tau (rope, hawser, cable), Gothic 𐍄𐌰𐌿𐌾𐌰𐌽 (taujan, to make, prepare). Related to tool and tether.

Verb[edit]

taw (third-person singular simple present taws, present participle tawing, simple past and past participle tawed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To prepare or dress, as hemp, by beating; to tew.
  2. (transitive, by extension) To beat; to scourge.
  3. (transitive) To dress and prepare, as the skins of sheep, lambs, goats, and kids, for gloves, etc., by imbuing them with alum, salt, and other agents, for softening and bleaching them.
    1. (transitive) To turn (animals' hide) into leather, usually by soaking it in a certain solution.
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Noun[edit]

taw

  1. (obsolete) Tawed leather.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown.

Noun[edit]

taw (plural taws)

  1. A favorite marble in the game of marbles.
    • 1922 , James Joyce, Ulysses, chapter V:[1]
      Near the timberyard a squatted child at marbles, alone, shooting the taw with a cunnythumb.
  2. A line or mark from which the players begin a game of marbles.
  3. (square dancing) A dance partner.
    Walk around your corner; see-saw around your taw.
  4. A favorite person; beloved, partner, spouse.

Verb[edit]

taw (third-person singular simple present taws, present participle tawing, simple past and past participle tawed)

  1. To shoot a marble.

Etymology 3[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

taw (plural taws)

  1. The 22nd and last letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, and Arabic.
Translations[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Compare tew (to tow), and tow.

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

taw (third-person singular simple present taws, present participle tawing, simple past and past participle tawed)

  1. To push; to tug; to tow.
    • 1630, Michael Drayton, The Muses' Elizium:
      Swans vpon the Streame to tawe me

References[edit]

References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

Anagrams[edit]


Ili Turki[edit]

Noun[edit]

taw

  1. mountain

References[edit]

  • Zhào Xiāngrú and Reinhard F. Hahn (1989). "The Ili Turk People and Their Language". Central Asiatic Journal.

Maguindanao[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to Tagalog tao.

Noun[edit]

taw

  1. a person

Maranao[edit]

Noun[edit]

taw

  1. a person, a man or a woman, a human

Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

taw

  1. mountain

Welsh[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *tāyeti (to be (stative)) (compare Old Irish at·tá, Irish ), from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂- (to stand).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

taw

  1. (South Wales) that (introduces a noun clause, marking it for emphasis)
    • 1990, Y Faner, p. 8[1]:
      Gadewch imi ddatgan taw gwaith caled fydd y cyfan.
      Let me declare that hard work it will all be.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *tawsos (silent), from Proto-Indo-European *teh₂ws- (still, silent) (compare Sanskrit तूष्णीम् (tūṣṇīm, silently)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

taw m (uncountable)

  1. silence
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

taw

  1. second-person singular imperative of tewi

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
taw daw nhaw thaw
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thorne, David A. (1993) A Comprehensive Welsh Grammar (Reference Grammars), Oxford and Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, →ISBN, § 353 B, page 377

Wolof[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Fula toɓo.

Verb[edit]

taw

  1. to rain

Noun[edit]

taw (definite form taw bi)

  1. rain