treow

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Etymology 1[edit]

From West Proto-Germanic *trewwō. Cognate with Middle Dutch trouwe (Dutch trouw), Old Saxon treuwa, Old High German triuwa (German Treue).

Noun[edit]

trēow f

  1. truth, fidelity
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *trewą, from Proto-Indo-European *drew-o-, a suffixed variant of Proto-Indo-European *drew-, *deru- ‎(solid, steadfast), whence probably also Proto-Indo-European noun for "tree" *dóru. Germanic cognates include Old Frisian trē, Old Saxon treo, Old Norse tré (Danish træ), Gothic 𐍄𐍂𐌹𐌿 ‎(triu). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek δόρυ ‎(dóru, wood, spear), δρῦς ‎(drûs, tree, oak), Old Church Slavonic дрѣво ‎(drěvo) (Russian де́рево ‎(dérevo)), Old Irish daur (Welsh derwen ‎(oak)).

Noun[edit]

trēow n

  1. tree
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