fower

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From fow.

Noun[edit]

fower (plural fowers)

  1. (Early Modern English, obsolete) One who cleans (fows), as in cooking utensils or house maintenance.

Etymology 2[edit]

Middle English fower, from Old English fēower. In the NATO phonetic alphabet, the two-syllable pronunciation avoids confusion with other digits.

Numeral[edit]

fower

  1. (Geordie) four

Noun[edit]

fower (uncountable)

  1. The digit 4 in the NATO phonetic alphabet.

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English feōwer, ffom Proto-Germanic *fedwōr, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwóres.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

cardinal number
4 Previous: thre
Next: five

fower

  1. four
    • a. 1382, John Wycliffe, “Apocalips 6:8”, in Wycliffe's Bible:
      And lo! a pale hors; and the name was Deth to hym that sat on hym, and helle suede hym. And power was ȝouun to hym on foure partis of the erthe, for to sle with swerd, and with hungur, and with deth, and with beestis of the erthe.
      And lo! A pale horse, and the name was Death for who that sat on him, and hell trailed him. And power was given to him in four parts of the earth, for slaying with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the earth's creatures.

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English fower, from Old English feōwer, from Proto-Germanic *fedwōr, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwóres.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [fʌur], [ˈfʌuər]
  • (Southwestern Scotland) IPA(key): [fuwr]

Numeral[edit]

cardinal number
4 Previous: three
Next: five

fower

  1. four

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