verb \ˈyēn, ˈēn\

Definition of YEAN

intransitive verb
:  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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