See also: mewę

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *mēo, from Proto-Germanic *maiwaz.

NounEdit

mêwe f

  1. seagull

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: meeuw
  • Limburgish: mieëw

Further readingEdit

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

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English mǣw, from Proto-Germanic *maiwaz.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mewe

  1. (rare) seagull, gull (member of the family Laridae)
DescendantsEdit
  • English: mew (archaic)
  • Scots: maw
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Anglo-Norman mue; reinforced by Middle French mue.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mewe (plural mewes)

  1. A cage used for allowing birds to shed their feathers.
  2. A cage or compartment used for preparing animals to be used as meat.
  3. Any place where one is locked up or secured; a cage or cell.
  4. A place used as a hideout, refuge or redoubt.
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: mew (mostly obsolete)
ReferencesEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mewe

  1. (rare, Late Middle English) Currently shedding its feathers.
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Old French muer, from Latin mūtō.

VerbEdit

mewe

  1. Alternative form of mewen (to moult)

Etymology 4Edit

Onomatopoeic.

VerbEdit

mewe

  1. Alternative form of mewen (to mew)