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ewe

[ yoo; Dialect yoh ]
/ yu; Dialect yoʊ /
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Definition of ewe

noun
a female sheep, especially when fully mature.
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Origin of ewe

First recorded before 1000; Middle English; Old English ēowu, ēwe; cognate with Old High German ou, ouwi, Dutch ooi, Latin ovis, Greek óïs, oîs, Sanskrit ávi

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH ewe

ewe , yew, you

Other definitions for ewe (2 of 2)

Ewe
[ ey-vey, ey-wey ]
/ ˈeɪ veɪ, ˈeɪ weɪ /

noun
a member of a people of Togo and Ghana, in western Africa.
the Kwa language spoken by the Ewe people.
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British Dictionary definitions for ewe (1 of 2)

ewe
/ (juː) /

noun
  1. a female sheep
  2. (as modifier)a ewe lamb

Word Origin for ewe

Old English ēowu; related to Old Norse ǣr ewe, Old High German ou, Latin ovis sheep, Sanskrit avi

British Dictionary definitions for ewe (2 of 2)

Ewe
/ (ˈɛwɛ) /

noun
plural Ewe or Ewes a member of a Negroid people of W Africa living chiefly in the forests of E Ghana, Togo, and Benin
the language of this people, belonging to the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo family
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