Reference Entry

widow

Edited by T. F. Hoad

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

Published in print January 1996 | ISBN: 9780192830982
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191727153
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sb. OE. widewe, wuduwe = OS. widowa (Du. weduwe, weeuw), OHG. wituwa (G. witwe), Goth. widuwō

Reference Entry.  83 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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