ewe

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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

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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]

Etymology[edit]

From Ewe Eʋe.

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

Maori[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. afterbirth

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

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 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 1300760, § 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:10.1515/9783110879414, § 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]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

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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

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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]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ewé

  1. yes

Yoruba[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with Edo èbé, Urhobo ẹbe

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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

èwe

  1. adolescent, youth, young person
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Etymology 3[edit]

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Noun[edit]

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)

Zazaki[edit]

Noun[edit]

ewe ?

  1. and