A Conversation for Eyebrows

But why "eyebrow"

Post 1

Researcher 34811 - A Potteries Lad

But why "eyebrow". Where on earth (where on Galaxy!!!) did the name come from?

But why "eyebrow"

Post 2


I presume it's an analogy with the brow of a hill - the ridgeline or horizon at the top. However, which usage (eye or hill) came first is a trickier question.

But why "eyebrow"

Post 3

I Am Researcher 227242

People call their foreheads their "brow." ie: He wiped the sweat from his brow. Rather unused term now, but I believe it's related to the brow of a hill. Why the *hair* would be called that, I don't know, but it is over your eyes, and on your brow.

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