Origin of ewer
Examples from the Web for ewer
He found an ewer and basin, and his ablutions refreshed and invigorated him.The Last Of The Barons, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Alongside of this aperture the globe contains another one, Λ, through which it communicates with the interior of the ewer.
Within the closed part of the grille one sees a ewer above and a basin below.Intarsia and Marquetry|F. Hamilton Jackson
Then he examined the beautiful head of the angel he had been making upon the body of the ewer.Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster|F. Marion Crawford
On a venerable piece of furniture with a wooden shelf stood a ewer and basin and shaving apparatus.Father Goriot|Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for ewer
Word Origin for ewer
Word Origin and History for ewer
early 14c., from Anglo-French *ewiere, Old French eviere "water pitcher," parallel form of aiguiere (Modern French aiguière), from fem. of Latin aquarius "of or for water," from aqua "water" (see aqua-).