yean

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verb \ˈyēn, ˈēn\

Definition of yean

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to bring forth young —used of a sheep or goat

Origin and Etymology 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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