voe

noun \ˈvō\

Definition of voe

plural

-s

  1. :  an inlet or narrow bay of the Orkney and Shetland islands

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Origin and Etymology of voe

of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian vaag bay, inlet, Old Norse vāgr creek, bay; akin to Old English wǣg wave, sea, Old High German wāg wave, sea, Old Norse vega to move — more at weigh


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