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taw

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English

Pronunciation

  • Homophones: tau (Greek letter)

Etymology 1

From Middle English tawen 'prepare for use', itself from Old English tawian, akin to Latin bonus 'good'.

Noun

Singular
taw

Plural
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  1. (obsolete) tawed leather

Verb

Infinitive
to taw

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to taw (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To turn animals’ hide) into leather, usually by soaking it in a certain solution.

Derived terms

Etymology 2

Origin unknown.

Noun

Singular
taw

Plural
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  1. A favorite marble in the game of marbles.
  2. ring-taw
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) dance partner
    Walk around your corner, see-saw around your taw.
  4. A favorite person; beloved, partner, spouse.

Verb

Infinitive
to taw

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to taw (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to shoot a marble

Etymology 3

A transliteration of the Hebrew name of the letter in question (ת), which means mark or cross.

Also transliterated tav.

Noun

Singular
taw

Plural
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  1. The 22nd and last letter of the Hebrew, Syriac and Phoenician alphabets.

References

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

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