In most cases, however, he had been a sower of seed, and not a reaper of harvests.
The rising Nile moistening and fertilizing the land, prepares the way for the sower.
Except as the sower, the latter had no part in the life-garden of Quentin Charter.
Look first to the question which meets an inquirer at the outset, Who is the sower?
On the shores of Tiberias he delivered the parable of the sower, and again went back to his own country.
Gun-wheels, horses' hoofs, feet of men had made of naught the sower's pains.
The parable of the sower illustrates in detail the meaning of becoming an habitual doer of the implanted Word.
He plucked an ear of wholesome admonition from the parable of the sower.
Saul was like the stony ground seed in the parable of the sower.
To thee I will bow me, thou fairestGold grain from the sower above.
Old English sawan "to scatter seed upon the ground or plant it in the earth, disseminate" (class VII strong verb; past tense seow, past participle sawen), from Proto-Germanic *sean (cf. Old Norse sa, Old Saxon saian, Middle Dutch sayen, Dutch zaaien, Old High German sawen, German säen, Gothic saian), from PIE root *se- (1) "to sow" (cf. Latin sero, past tense sevi, past participle satum "to sow;" Old Church Slavonic sejo, sejati; Lithuanian seju, seti "to sow"), source of semen, season (n.), seed (n.), etc. Figurative sense was in Old English.
Old English sugu, su "female of the swine," from Proto-Germanic *su- (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German su, German Sau, Dutch zeug, Old Norse syr), from PIE root *su- (cf. Sanskrit sukarah "wild boar, swine;" Avestan hu "wild boar;" Greek hys "swine;" Latin sus "swine," swinus "pertaining to swine;" Old Church Slavonic svinija "swine;" Lettish sivens "young pig;" Welsh hucc, Irish suig "swine; Old Irish socc "snout, plowshare"), possibly imitative of pig noise, a notion reinforced by the fact that Sanskrit sukharah means "maker of (the sound) 'su.' " Related to swine. As a term of abuse for a woman, attested from c.1500. Sow-bug "hog louse" is from 1750.