- keep secret
Other Word Forms of Clue
Origin of Clue
Variant of clew (“a ball of thread or yarn”), from Middle English clewe, from Old English clēowen, clīewen (“sphere, ball, skein; ball of thread or yarn; mass, group”), from Proto-Germanic *kliuwīną, *klewô (“ball, bale”), from Proto-Indo-European *glew-, *gelew- (“to amass, conglomerate; clump, ball, bale”). Sense evolution with reference to the one which the mythical Theseus used to guide him out of the Minotaur's labyrinth. More at clew.
Variant of clew (from Theseus's use of a ball of thread as a guide through the Cretan labyrinth)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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