From Middle English schewen, schawen, scheawen, from Old English scēawian ("to look, look at, exhibit, display"), from Proto-Germanic *skawwōną ("to look, see"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kewh₁- ("to heed, look, feel, take note of"); see haw, gaum, caveat, caution.
Cognate with Scots shaw ("to show"), Saterland Frisian scoe ("to look, behold"), Dutch schouwen ("to inspect, view"), German schauen ("to see, behold"), Danish skue ("to behold"), Icelandic skygna ("to spy, behold, see"). Related to sheen.
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