Lew meaning

(Northern England) Lukewarm, tepid.
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Origin of lew

  • From Middle English lew, lewe, from Old English hlēow, hlēowe (“warm, sunny, sheltered”), from Proto-Germanic *hlewaz, *hliwjaz, *hlēwaz (“warm, lukewarm”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱal(w)e-, *ḱlēw- (“warm, hot”). Cognate with Old Norse hlýr (“warm, mild”), (> Danish ly (“lukewarm”)), hlær, German lau, which are themselves akin to Old Norse hlé (“lee”) (> Danish (“shelter”), compare lee).

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