Dialectal a thicket; copse
Origin of shawMiddle English shawe ; from Old English sceaga, akin to Old Norse skagi: for Indo-European base see shag
- Shaw, George Bernard 1856-1950; Brit. dramatist & critic, born in Ireland
Old English sceaga, scaga. Cognate with Old Norse skógr (“forest, wood”), whence Danish skov (“forest”).