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howe 1

Pronunciation: /haʊ/

noun

Northern English
1A tumulus or barrow.
Example sentences
  • By far the commonest type of monument is the round barrow, known locally as a howe.
1.1 [in place names] A hill.
Example sentences
  • The authors believe the church is a part of a twelve and a half mile ley that joins Lastingham Church, the Black Howe Barrow and Dargate Dikes.
  • A short distance south of Shap village, the Kemp Howe stone circle is cut in two by the West Coast Main Line Railway.

Origin

Middle English: from Old Norse haugr 'mound', from a Germanic base meaning 'high'.

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howe 2

Pronunciation: /haʊ/

noun

Scottish & Northern English
A hollow place; a depression.
Example sentences
  • As usual this year, images from the 5,000-year-old howe are being broadcast on the Internet.

Origin

Late Middle English: variant of Old English hol (see hole).

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