Origin of wether
Examples from the Web for wether
The wether was lying sprawled on the ground, in a posture that nature neither intends nor permits.Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories|Albert Payson Terhune
It is said that a Lincoln wether has attained the weight of 304½ lbs.The Stock-Feeder's Manual|Charles Alexander Cameron
It is not the better for being young: if it be wether mutton, of a good breed and well fed, it is best for age.
All subsequently cut fleeces are known as wether wool and possess relatively somewhat less value than the first clip.Textiles|William H. Dooley
Wether mutton is the best; the meat of ewe mutton is of a paler color, and the fat yellow and spongy.The Modern Housewife or, Menagere|Alexis Soyer
British Dictionary definitions for wether
Word Origin for wether
Word Origin and History for wether
Old English weðer "ram," from Proto-Germanic *wethruz (cf. Old Saxon wethar, Old Norse veðr, Old High German widar, German Widder, Gothic wiþrus "lamb"), literally "yearling," from PIE root *wet- "year" (cf. Sanskrit vatsah "calf," Greek etalon "yearling," Latin vitulus "calf," literally "yearling"). Male sheep, especially a castrated one.