Origin of ewe
Definition for ewe (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for ewe
He brought not just Ewe to English, but a tribal embrace to the angst-ridden homeland of Billy Joel.
Her name, The New York Times noted, means “the human being is more precious than gold” in Ewe.
On 31st January 1879, and on several days before and after that day, I saw an immense number of dippers on the river Ewe.Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire|John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
If an ewe gives birth to a lion, the abandoned weapons will make an attack (again), the king will be without a rival.
Two wise men (seers) were out walking, and came near a house where a ewe was just in the throes of parturition.The Folk-Tales of the Magyars|Various
If an ewe gives birth to four, approach of an usurper, the country will be destroyed.
Within the stones a ewe stood and suckled its young, but there was no other sign of life.Children of the Mist|Eden Phillpotts
British Dictionary definitions for ewe (1 of 2)
- a female sheep
- (as modifier)a ewe lamb
Word Origin for ewe
British Dictionary definitions for ewe (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for ewe
Old English eowu, fem. of eow "sheep," from Proto-Germanic *awi, genitive *awjoz (cf. Old Saxon ewi, Old Frisian ei, Middle Dutch ooge, Dutch ooi, Old High German ouwi "sheep," Gothic aweþi "flock of sheep"), from PIE *owi- (cf. Sanskrit avih, Greek ois, Latin ovis, Lithuanian avis "sheep," Old Church Slavonic ovica "ewe," Old Irish oi "sheep," Welsh ewig "hind").