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wether

[ weth-er ]

noun

  1. a castrated male sheep.
  2. Also called wether wool. wool from previously shorn sheep.


wether

/ ˈwɛðə /

noun

  1. a male sheep, esp a castrated one


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Word History and Origins

Origin of wether1

before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Old Saxon withar, Old High German widar, Old Norse vethr, Gothic withrus
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Word History and Origins

Origin of wether1

Old English hwæther; related to Old Frisian hweder, Old High German hwedar, Old Norse hvatharr
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Example Sentences

From the first day, 2012 was played entirely on the Republican side of the 50 yard line wether they wish to acknowledge it or not.

After a run from the west to east mark, they had a broad reach home in a fine breeze, 'Britannia' keeping bell-wether.

And further saith that the devill can raise foule wether and stormes, and soe hee did at their meetinges.

"The ancient bell-wether of the Standard Oil," Travers irreverently dubbed him.

I didnt know wether it was bad or not, but one of our stretcher-bearers showed me the way back to the fust aid post.

A pig cost fivepence, a wether two shillings and fourpence, and a calf fourpence more.

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