ewer

[ yoo-er ]
/ ˈyu ər /

noun

a pitcher with a wide spout.
Decorative Art. a vessel having a spout and a handle, especially a tall, slender vessel with a base.

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Origin of ewer

1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French evier < Latin aquārius vessel for water, equivalent to aqu(a) water + -ārius -ary

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British Dictionary definitions for ewer

ewer

/ (ˈjuːə) /

noun

a large jug or pitcher with a wide mouth

Word Origin for ewer

C14: from Old French evier, from Latin aquārius water carrier, from aqua water

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Word Origin and History for ewer

ewer

n.

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-).

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