See also: Ewe, EWE, -ewe, and éwé

Translingual edit

Symbol edit

ewe

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-3 language code for Ewe.

English edit

 
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A ewe. (Female sheep)

Etymology edit

From Middle English ewe, from Old English eowu, from Proto-West Germanic *awi, from Proto-Germanic *awiz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ówis (sheep).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

ewe (plural ewes)

  1. A female sheep, as opposed to a ram.
    Antonym: ram

Synonyms edit

Derived terms edit

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Chuukese edit

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Article edit

ewe (plural ekkewe)

  1. the (singular)

Usage notes edit

When used with a possessive, the word used is we.

Finnish edit

Etymology edit

From Ewe Eʋe.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈewe/, [ˈe̞we̞]
  • Rhymes: -ewe
  • Syllabification(key): e‧we

Noun edit

ewe

  1. Ewe (member of a West African ethnic group)
  2. Ewe (language)
  3. Used also adjectivally with a hyphen or in genitive plural
    ewe-kulttuuri; ewejen kulttuuri
    Ewe culture
    ewe-kansa
    Ewe people
    ewejen kieli
    Ewe language
  4. In plural (ewet), the Ewe (ethnic group)

Declension edit

Inflection of ewe (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative ewe ewet
genitive ewen ewejen
partitive eweä ewejä
illative eween eweihin
singular plural
nominative ewe ewet
accusative nom. ewe ewet
gen. ewen
genitive ewen ewejen
partitive eweä ewejä
inessive ewessä eweissä
elative ewestä eweistä
illative eween eweihin
adessive ewellä eweillä
ablative eweltä eweiltä
allative ewelle eweille
essive ewenä eweinä
translative eweksi eweiksi
abessive ewettä eweittä
instructive ewein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of ewe (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative eweni eweni
accusative nom. eweni eweni
gen. eweni
genitive eweni ewejeni
partitive eweäni ewejäni
inessive ewessäni eweissäni
elative ewestäni eweistäni
illative eweeni eweihini
adessive ewelläni eweilläni
ablative eweltäni eweiltäni
allative ewelleni eweilleni
essive ewenäni eweinäni
translative ewekseni eweikseni
abessive ewettäni eweittäni
instructive
comitative eweineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative ewesi ewesi
accusative nom. ewesi ewesi
gen. ewesi
genitive ewesi ewejesi
partitive eweäsi ewejäsi
inessive ewessäsi eweissäsi
elative ewestäsi eweistäsi
illative eweesi eweihisi
adessive ewelläsi eweilläsi
ablative eweltäsi eweiltäsi
allative ewellesi eweillesi
essive ewenäsi eweinäsi
translative eweksesi eweiksesi
abessive ewettäsi eweittäsi
instructive
comitative eweinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative ewemme ewemme
accusative nom. ewemme ewemme
gen. ewemme
genitive ewemme ewejemme
partitive eweämme ewejämme
inessive ewessämme eweissämme
elative ewestämme eweistämme
illative eweemme eweihimme
adessive ewellämme eweillämme
ablative eweltämme eweiltämme
allative ewellemme eweillemme
essive ewenämme eweinämme
translative eweksemme eweiksemme
abessive ewettämme eweittämme
instructive
comitative eweinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative ewenne ewenne
accusative nom. ewenne ewenne
gen. ewenne
genitive ewenne ewejenne
partitive eweänne ewejänne
inessive ewessänne eweissänne
elative ewestänne eweistänne
illative eweenne eweihinne
adessive ewellänne eweillänne
ablative eweltänne eweiltänne
allative ewellenne eweillenne
essive ewenänne eweinänne
translative eweksenne eweiksenne
abessive ewettänne eweittänne
instructive
comitative eweinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative ewensä ewensä
accusative nom. ewensä ewensä
gen. ewensä
genitive ewensä ewejensä
partitive eweään
eweänsä
ewejään
ewejänsä
inessive ewessään
ewessänsä
eweissään
eweissänsä
elative ewestään
ewestänsä
eweistään
eweistänsä
illative eweensä eweihinsä
adessive ewellään
ewellänsä
eweillään
eweillänsä
ablative eweltään
eweltänsä
eweiltään
eweiltänsä
allative ewelleen
ewellensä
eweilleen
eweillensä
essive ewenään
ewenänsä
eweinään
eweinänsä
translative ewekseen
eweksensä
eweikseen
eweiksensä
abessive ewettään
ewettänsä
eweittään
eweittänsä
instructive
comitative eweineen
eweinensä

Mam edit

Adverb edit

ewe

  1. yesterday

Maori edit

Noun edit

ewe

  1. afterbirth
  2. womb

Middle Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From Old Dutch ēwa, from Proto-West Germanic *aiw.

Noun edit

êwe f

  1. era
  2. eternity
  3. moral law
  4. nature

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Descendants edit

  • Dutch: eeuw
    • Afrikaans: eeu
  • Limburgish: ieuw

Further reading edit

  • ewe”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “ewe”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Middle English edit

Etymology 1 edit

Inherited from Old English eowu, from Proto-West Germanic *awi, from Proto-Germanic *awiz.

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

ewe (plural ewen)

  1. ewe (female sheep)[3]
Descendants edit
References edit
  1. ^ Dobson, E. J. (1957) English pronunciation 1500-1700[1], volume II: Phonology, second edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, published 1968, →OCLC, § 244, page 799.
  2. ^ Jordan, Richard (1974),  Eugene Crook, transl., Handbook of the Middle English Grammar: Phonology (Janua Linguarum; 214)‎[2], The Hague: Mouton & Co. N.V., →DOI, § 108, page 127.
  3. ^ eue, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-10.

Etymology 2 edit

Noun edit

ewe

  1. Alternative form of ew

Middle High German edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old High German ēwa, akin to Old English ǣ.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

êwe f

  1. law
  2. eternity
  3. marriage

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References edit

  • Benecke, Georg Friedrich; Müller, Wilhelm; Zarncke, Friedrich (1863), “êwe”, in Mittelhochdeutsches Wörterbuch: mit Benutzung des Nachlasses von Benecke, Stuttgart: S. Hirzel

Old French edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Latin aqua (water).

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

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Noun edit

ewe oblique singularf (oblique plural ewes, nominative singular ewe, nominative plural ewes)

  1. Alternative form of iaue (water)
    • a. 1350, Holkham Bible:
      E caunt ele estoyt de tut chargé
      La ewe vint curant a grant plenté.
      And when it [the Ark] was fully loaded
      the waters ran high and fast.
    • c. 1170, Wace, Le Roman de Rou:
      L'ewe est bele e parfond qui en la cité cort
      The water which runs through the city is beautiful and deep
    • c. 1200, Marie de France, Guigemar:
      En bacins d'or ewe aporterent
      They brought water in basins made of gold
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Etymology 2 edit

From Latin equa

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

ewe oblique singularf (oblique plural ewes, nominative singular ewe, nominative plural ewes)

  1. mare (adult female horse)

Pennsylvania German edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German eben, from Old High German eban. Compare German eben, Dutch even, English even.

Adjective edit

ewe

  1. even
  2. level

Swedish edit

Etymology edit

From Ewe Eʋeawó (Ewe people).

Noun edit

ewe c

  1. Ewe (language)

Tocharian B edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ewes- (covering), from *h₃ew- (to put on clothes, shoes). Cognate with Latin *uo (to put on clothes), Lithuanian auti (to put on shoes), etc.

Noun edit

ewe ?

  1. (anatomy) skin, hide
  2. leather

Further reading edit

  • Adams, Douglas Q. (2013), “ewe”, in A Dictionary of Tocharian B: Revised and Greatly Enlarged (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 10), Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, →ISBN, pages 103-104

Xhosa edit

Etymology edit

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Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

ewé

  1. yes

Yoruba edit

Etymology 1 edit

Cognate with Itsekiri ìwé, perhaps also related to Edo èbé, Urhobo ẹbe, see Doublet of ìwé

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

ewé

  1. leaf, foliage
  2. The leaves of the plants Thaumatococcus daniellii and Megaphrynium macrostachyum, which are used in wrapping foods.
    Synonyms: ẹẹ́rà, ewé eéran, ewé iran
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Etymology 2 edit

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èwe

  1. adolescent, youth, young person
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Etymology 3 edit

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ewè

  1. A common species of edible fungi, Termitomyces robustus
    Ọmọ Ọbalùú kò gbọ́dọ̀ jẹ ewèThe subjects of the King (of the town of Ẹ̀fọ̀n) must never eat the ewe mushroom (The people of Ẹ̀fọ̀n regard it as a taboo to eat this specific species of mushroom)

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ewe

  1. and