arrow [-s] n

OE arhwe, thing belonging to the bow.

  1. Impact; shock; object that arouses feelings; instrument which inflicts pain or sorrow; [fig.] mortal blow; cause of death.
  2. Missile; pointed stick; flying weapon of offense; straight, slender, barbed object that an archer sends out from a bow; [fig.] intention; aim; prayer; plea; entreaty; request; keen desire.
  3. Passion; ardor; romantic attachment.