ewe

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See also: Ewe, -ewe, and éwé

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ewe (plural ewes)

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

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Chuukese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Article[edit]

ewe (plural ekkewe)

  1. the (singular)

Usage notes[edit]

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


Finnish[edit]

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
instructive ewein
abessive ewettä eweittä
comitative eweineen
Possessive forms of ewe (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person eweni ewemme
2nd person ewesi ewenne
3rd person ewensä

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

êwe f

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

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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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 Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN


Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ewe (plural ewen)

  1. ewe (female sheep)
Descendants[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ewe

  1. Alternative form of ew

Middle High German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ēwe ?

  1. law
  2. eternity
  3. marriage

Descendants[edit]


Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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

Descendants[edit]


Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

ewe

  1. even
  2. level

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ewe c

  1. Ewe (language)

Tocharian B[edit]

Noun[edit]

ewe ?

  1. skin, hide

Xhosa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adverb[edit]

ewe?

  1. yes