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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old Norse
Origin: tjothr

tether

1 noun
     
teth‧er1 [countable]
1

be at the end of your tether

to be so worried, tired etc that you feel you can no longer deal with a difficult or upsetting situation
2TA a rope or chain that an animal is tied to so that it can only move around within a limited area

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