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Old SaxonEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *awiz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ówis (sheep)

Germanic cognates: Old Frisian ei, Old English eowu (Dutch ooi), Old High German ouwi (German Aue), Old Norse ær, Gothic 𐌰𐍅𐌴𐌸𐌹 (awēþi, flock of sheep).

Indo-European cognates: Luvian hawi-, Latin ovis, Ancient Greek ὄϊς (óïs), Old Church Slavonic овьца (ovĭca) (Russian овца (ovca)), Old Irish ói, Lithuanian avìs, Tocharian B ā(u)w.

NounEdit

euwi f

  1. a ewe