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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English ewe, from Old English ēowu, from Proto-Germanic *awiz (compare Old English ēow (sheep), West Frisian ei, Dutch ooi, German Aue), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ówis (sheep) (compare Old Irish , Latin ovis, Tocharian B ā(ᵤ)w, Lithuanian avìs (ewe)).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ewe (plural ewes)

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

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ChuukeseEdit

PronunciationEdit

ArticleEdit

ewe (plural ekkewe)

  1. the (singular)

Usage notesEdit

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


FinnishEdit

NounEdit

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)

DeclensionEdit

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
instructive ewein
abessive ewettä eweittä
comitative eweineen

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch ēwa, from Proto-Germanic *aiwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyu- (vital force).

NounEdit

êwe f

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

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • ewe”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • ewe”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English ēowu, from Proto-Germanic *awiz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ówis.

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ewe (plural ewen)

  1. ewe (female sheep)
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

ewe

  1. Alternative form of ew

Middle High GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *aiwaz, akin to Old English ǣ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ēwe ?

  1. law
  2. eternity
  3. marriage

DescendantsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin aqua, from Proto-Italic *akʷā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂ (water, flowing water).

NounEdit

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

  1. 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

DescendantsEdit


Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

ewe

  1. even
  2. level

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

ewe c

  1. Ewe (language)

Tocharian BEdit

NounEdit

ewe

  1. skin, hide

XhosaEdit

EtymologyEdit

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AdverbEdit

ewe?

  1. yes