The sows with pigs should be kept with the litters in separate sties, and be still better fed than those with pig.
A horse and mare, a boar and two sows, and a goat with kid were likewise given to him.
The Adventure put ashore a boar and two sows, in the hope that they would multiply and replenish the island.
Silvestro sows his seed in two places and they all go off to Mass.
A royal degree of 1619 disposed that “every one who sows and tills twenty-five fanegas of land each year, may use a coach.”
She had, however, only thirteen chests of eight and fourteen sows of silver.
So soon as his sows pigged, the pigs would leap and caper, and immediately fall down and die.
But surely there would not be wild boars and sows in an island like this?
It is not surprising that no one plants and sows in the fields, because the Turks would take away the harvests.
He tills the ground, he sows the seed—and there he leaves it to God.
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.