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ewe

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noun \ˈyü, in rural dials also ˈyō\

Simple Definition of ewe

  • : a female sheep

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ewe

  1. :  the female of the sheep especially when mature; also :  the female of various related animals

Origin and Etymology of ewe

Middle English, from Old English ēowu; akin to Old High German ouwi ewe, Latin ovis sheep, Greek ois


First Known Use: before 12th century

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Ewe

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noun \ˈā-ˌwā, ˈā-ˌvā\

Definition of Ewe

plural

Ewe

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Ewes

  1. :  a people of Ghana and Togo speaking a Kwa language; also :  the language itself



Origin and Etymology of ewe

Ewe eβe, βe, a self-designation


First Known Use: 1861

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EWE Defined for Kids

ewe

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noun \ˈyü\

Definition of ewe for Students

  1. :  a female sheep




Medical Dictionary

noun \ˈyü, ˈyō\

Medical Definition of ewe

  1. :  the female of the sheep especially when mature; also :  the female of various related animals




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