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bow

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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bend (esp. the body) OE.; cause to bend XIII; incline the head in salute XVII. OE. būgan = MLG. būgen

Reference Entry.  66 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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