yew

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ew, from Old English īw, ēow, from Proto-Germanic *īwaz, *īhwaz (compare Icelandic ýr), masculine variant of *īwō (compare Dutch ijf, German Eibe), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eyHweh₂.

See also Hittite [script needed] (eja, type of evergreen), Welsh yw (yews), Irish eo [both cognates of Old English īw, Old English ēow]; and Latgalian īva (bird cherry), Lithuanian ievà (bird cherry), Russian и́ва (íva, willow).[1]

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Noun[edit]

yew (countable and uncountable, plural yews)

  1. (countable) A species of coniferous tree, Taxus baccata, with dark-green flat needle-like leaves and seeds bearing red arils, native to western, central and southern Europe, northwest Africa, northern Iran and southwest Asia.
    Synonyms: English yew, European yew, common yew
  2. (countable, by extension) Any tree or shrub of the genus Taxus.
  3. Other conifers resembling plants in genus Taxus
    1. in family Podocarpaceae
    2. in family Cephalotaxaceae
  4. (uncountable) The wood of the such trees.
  5. A bow for archery, made of yew wood.
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yew (not comparable)

  1. Made from the wood of the yew tree.
    Synonym: yewen
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Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yew

  1. Eye dialect spelling of you.
    • 2012 July 1, T.L. Stanley, “No more crimes for her to solve”, in Los Angeles Times[2]:
      A spinoff, “Major Crimes,” starring “Battlestar Galactica” veteran Mary McDonnell and a number of “Closer” cast members, premieres in August. Sedgwick won’t be among them, swapping Brenda’s syrupy “thank yew” for an upbeat “buh-bye now” to her co-workers.

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  1. ^ Marlies Philippa et al., eds., Etymologisch Woordenboek van het Nederlands, A-Z, s.v. “ijf” (Amsterdam UP, 3 Dec. 2009). [1]

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Middle English[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yew

  1. Alternative form of yow

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Noun[edit]

yew (plural yêw)

  1. house

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Zazaki[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *Haywas.

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yew

  1. one