(1) A projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow
(2) A mark to indicate a direction or relation
, , from , from . Near cognates include Gothic and Old Norse ; further cognates include Latin
- A projectile consisting of a shaft, a point and a tail with stabilizing fins that is shot from a bow.
- A sign or symbol used to indicate a direction (eg. ).
- A directed edge.
- Contraction of , .
- 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 153:
- though he hath lived here this many years, I don't believe there is arrow a servant in the house ever saw the colour of his money.