treow

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *treu, from Proto-Germanic *trewą. Germanic cognates include Old Frisian trē, Old Saxon trio, Old Norse tré, Gothic 𐍄𐍂𐌹𐌿 (triu).

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Noun[edit]

trēow n

  1. tree
  2. wood
  3. (collective) trees, a forest
  4. a piece of wood: beam, log, stake, staff, cudgel
  5. gallows; cross
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  • Middle English: tre, tree, treo, trew, trewe, treou, trow, trowe
    • English: tree
    • Scots: tree
    • Yola: tren (plural)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *treuwu, from Proto-Germanic *trewwō.

Cognate with Middle Dutch trouwe (Dutch trouw), Old Saxon treuwa, Old High German triuwa (German Treue).

Noun[edit]

trēow f

  1. loyalty, faithfulness
  2. grace, favour, help
  3. an assurance of faith; word, promise, engagement, covenant, league
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