From Middle High German vihe, from Old High German fihu, Proto-Germanic *fehu, from Proto-Indo-European *peḱu- (“livestock, domestic animals”), cognate to Low German Veeh, Dutch vee, English fee, Danish fæ.
- (uncountable) cattle
- (countable) Derogatory term for a non-human being. Similar to the English usage of thing, when applied to living creatures.
- Vieh in Duden online