See also: Farrow

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English *farwe, *farȝe, *farh (found only in the plural faren), from Old English fearh (pig), from Proto-Germanic *farhaz (compare Dutch var (male pig; boar), Old High German farah), from Proto-Indo-European *pórḱos (compare Middle Irish orc (piglet), Latin porcus, Proto-Slavic *porsę (pig, piglet), Lithuanian par̃šas, Kurdish purs), from *perḱ- (to dig).

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NounEdit

farrow (plural farrows)

  1. A litter of piglets.
    • 1949, Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces:
      She is the womb and the tomb: the sow that eats her farrow.

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VerbEdit

farrow (third-person singular simple present farrows, present participle farrowing, simple past and past participle farrowed)

  1. To give birth to a (litter of piglets).

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farrow (not comparable)

  1. (of cows) Not pregnant; not producing young (not calving) in a given season or year; barren.

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