- Nominative plural form of ovi.
From Old English ofett (“fruit, vegetable, legume”), from Proto-Germanic *ubatją (“fruit, produce, increase”), from a compound whose first element represents Proto-Indo-European *obʰi-, *ebʰi-, *bʰi- (“on, toward, from, by”), and whose second element is Proto-Germanic *at-, *ēta- (“edibles, food”), from Proto-Germanic *etaną (“to eat”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed- (“to eat”). Cognate with Old High German obez, obaz (“fruit”) (whence modern German Obst), Middle Low German ōvet (“fruit”), Middle Dutch ovet (“fruit”) (whence Dutch ooft), Old English eofot (“crime”). More at ob-, eat.
ovet (plural ovetes)
- English: ovest