yow

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

yow (plural yows)

  1. Alternative form of yowe

Etymology 2[edit]

Interjection[edit]

yow

  1. Expression of pain; ouch.
    Yow! I dropped it on my toe!
  2. Expression of humorous surprise or emphasis.
    You've been divorced four times? Yow!
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Huave[edit]

Noun[edit]

yow

  1. water

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Stairs Kreger, Glenn Albert; Scharfe de Stairs, Emily Florence; Olvaries Oviedo, Proceso; Ponce Villanueva, Tereso; Comonfort Llave, Lorenzo (1981) Diccionario huave de San Mateo del Mar (Serie de vocabularios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 24)‎[1] (in Spanish), México, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, pages 184–185

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English ēow, from Proto-West Germanic *iwwiz, from Proto-Germanic *izwiz. Initial /j/ is by analogy with ye.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yow (nominative ye)

  1. Second-person plural object pronoun: you (plural).
    • c. 1395, Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Clerk's Tale", Canterbury Tales, Ellesmere manuscript (c. 1410):
      certes lord / so wel vs liketh yow / And al youre werk / and euere han doon / þat we / Ne koude nat vs self deuysen how / We myghte lyuen / in moore felicitee [...].
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  2. (formal) second-person singular object pronoun: you (singular).

Descendants[edit]

  • English: you
  • Scots: you

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain; most likely from Old English ēow.

Pronoun[edit]

yow (personal, emphatic)

  1. (South Scots) you

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Whitesands[edit]

Noun[edit]

yow

  1. turtle

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Wolof[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Pronoun[edit]

yow

  1. you (second-person singular subject pronoun)

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Yapese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yow

  1. Third-person dual pronoun; they two

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References[edit]

  • Jensen, John Thayer (1977) Yapese Reference Grammar, Honolulu: The University press of Hawaii, pages 132-135