Origin of trowMiddle English trowen ; from Old English treowian, to have trust in (akin to German trauen) ; from treow, faith, belief: see true
intransitive verbtrowed, trow·ing, trows Archaic
Origin of trowMiddle English trowen, from Old English trēowian, to trust; see deru- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present trows, present participle trowing, simple past and past participle trowed)
From Middle English trowen, trouwen, treuwen, treowen, from Old English trÄ“owan, trÄ«ewan (â€œto trustâ€) and Old English trÅ«wian (â€œto trust, confideâ€), from Proto-Germanic *triwwijanÄ… (â€œto trustâ€) and Proto-Germanic *trÅ«wijanÄ… (â€œto trustâ€); both from Proto-Indo-European *drew- (â€œfaithful, trueâ€). Akin to Scots trow, trew (â€œto believe, trust, confide in, proveâ€), Dutch trouwen (â€œto wed, marryâ€), German trauen (â€œto trust, marryâ€), Danish tro (â€œto believe, thinkâ€), Icelandic trÃºa (â€œto trust, believe, believe inâ€).
(countable and uncountable, plural trows)