Variant of thews
- muscular power; bodily strength
- muscles or sinews
Origin: Middle English theawes, good qualities, hence, later, good physical qualities, strength from Old English theaw, custom, habit, hence characteristic quality, akin to Old Saxon thau, custom from Indo-European base an unverified form teu-, to pay attention to, notice from source Classical Latin tueri, to keep inch(es) sight, observe
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