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LEW 6 

2 letters words from 'lew'

EL 2EW 5
WE 5 

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lew elw lwe wle ewl wel

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Definitions and meaning of lew


Etymology 1

From corruption of French louis, from Louis, presumably Louis IX or Louis XI, who issued gold écus.


lew (plural lews or lewis or leois)

  1. (Scotland, obsolete) A French gold coin circulated in 15th-century Scotland.
    • 1467, Scottish Acts of James III, Vol. II, p. 88:
      ...þe Ingliss noble, henry, ande Eduarde wt þe ross, þe franche crowne, þe salute þe lewe and þe Ridar sall haif courss in þis realme...
Alternative forms
  • lewe

Etymology 2

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.

Alternative forms

  • lue, loo, looe, lee, loo


lew (comparative lewer, superlative lewest)

  1. (obsolete) Sunny; warm.
  2. (dialect) Lukewarm, tepid.
  3. (dialect) Alee: protected from the wind.
    • 1674, J. Ray, "South & East Countrey Words" in Coll. Eng. Words, p. 70:
      Lee or Lew, Calm, under the wind. Suss.
    • 1892, H. C. O'Neill, Devonshire Idyls, p. 7:
      His house... was ‘loo’ from the cold north winds.
Usage notes

Now chiefly Southern Scottish and Northern English.


lew (plural lews)

  1. (now Scotland) Warmth, heat.
    • 1605, J. Sylvester translating G. de S. Du Bartas as Deuine Weekes & Wks, Book i, Ch. iv, p. 136:
      To th' end a fruitfull lew
      May euerie Climate in his time renew.
  2. (dialect) A shelter from the wind, particularly temporary structures raised by shepherds to protect their flocks.
    • 1825, J. Jennings, Observ. Dial. W. Eng., p. 52:
      Lew, shelter; defence from storms or wind.
    • 1887, W. D. Parish & al., Dictionary of the Kentish Dialect:
      Lew, a thatched hurdle, supported by sticks, and set up in a field to screen lambs, etc. from the wind.
Derived terms
  • house-lew


lew (third-person singular simple present lews, present participle lewing, simple past and past participle lewed)

  1. (transitive) To make warm or lukewarm.
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) To become warm.
  3. (transitive) To shelter from the wind.
    • 1887, W. D. Parish & al., Dictionary of the Kentish Dialect:
      Lew... Those trees will lew the house when they're up-grown.

Etymology 3

Of uncertain etymology, but compare Old English ġelewed (weakness, infirmity) and limlǣweo (limb-weak, lame). Possibly related to Proto-Germanic *laiwą (damage); compare Old Norse (venom, bane).


lew (comparative more lew, superlative most lew)

  1. Weak.
  2. Sickly-looking, pale, wan.
    • c. 1325,, "Old Age" in T. Wright & al.'s 1845 Reliquiae Antiquae, Vol. II, p. 211:
      Mi bodi wexit lewe.

Etymology 4

Variant of lo (q.v.).



  1. (obsolete) Alternative form of lo or look: a cry to look at something.
    • a. 1500, Towneley Plays, Book I, Scene iii, l. 46:
      Hence bot a litill She commys, lew, lew!
Derived terms
  • looky-loo

Etymology 5

Variant of lue (q.v.).


lew (third-person singular simple present lews, present participle lewing, simple past and past participle lewed)

  1. (mining, dialect, transitive) Alternative form of lue: to sift, particularly while mining tin or silver.
    • 1674, John Ray, A Collection of English Words, Not Generally Used, p. 122:
      Cornwall... The fine [sc. tin] is lewed in a fine sierce.


  • Webster, Noah, “lew”, in An American Dictionary of the English Language[1], 1828
  • lew in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


  • we'l



From Proto-Brythonic *llew, from Latin leō.


  • (Revived Middle Cornish) IPA(key): [lɛˑʊ]
  • (Revived Late Cornish) IPA(key): [leˑʊ]


lew m (plural lewyon)

  1. lion




  1. Romanization of 𐌻𐌴𐍅



  • IPA(key): /lɛf/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *lьvъ. Probably via a Germanic language, from Latin leō.


lew m anim (diminutive lewek, augmentative lwisko, feminine lwica)

  1. lion
  2. (heraldry) lion
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Bulgarian лев (lev).


lew m inan

  1. lev

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.


lew f

  1. genitive plural of lewa

Further reading

  • lew in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • lew in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Sranan Tongo


Borrowed from Dutch leeuw.



  1. lion




  1. Soft mutation of llew.




From Proto-Indo-European *leb-, cognate with Persian لب(lab), English lip etc.


lew ?

  1. (anatomy) lip

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a unit of Bulgarian currency.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)