Definition of yean
: to bring forth young —used of a sheep or goat
Origin of yean
Middle English yenen, from Old English *geēanian, from Old English ge-, perfective prefix + ēanian to yean; akin to Latin agnus lamb, Greek amnos
First Known Use: 1548
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