To twist two or more filaments of (silk, etc.) so as to form one thread; to twist together, as singles, in a direction contrary to the twist of the singles themselves; sometimes applied to the whole class of operations by which silk is prepared for the weaver.
From Middle English throwen, thrawen, from Old English þrāwan, from Proto-West Germanic *þrāan, from Proto-Germanic *þrēaną, from Proto-Indo-European *terh₁-. Cognate with Scots thraw, West Frisian triuwe, Dutch draaien, Low German draien, dreien, German drehen, Danish dreje, Swedish dreja, Albanian dredh, Bulgarian изтърва́вам.
From Middle English throwe, alteration of thrawe, from Old English þrāwu, akin to Old English þrēa, þrōwan. More at throe.
From Middle English, from Old English þrāh, þrāg. Of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to Gothic 𐌸𐍂𐌰𐌲𐌾𐌰𐌽.
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