ower

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See also: ower-

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English owere, oȝere, awer, equivalent to owe +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

ower (plural owers)

  1. A person who owes something, especially money.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English ower, a variant of Middle English over. Compare Scots ower (over), English o'er (over). More at over.

Preposition[edit]

ower

  1. (Tyneside) over
    Get ower thor noo!

Adverb[edit]

ower (not comparable)

  1. (Tyneside) over
    She's ower canny hor, like

Adjective[edit]

ower (not comparable)

  1. (Tyneside) overly, too
    Thats ower much that!

References[edit]

  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, →ISBN
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, →ISBN
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4

Anagrams[edit]


Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ower

  1. Alternative form of awer

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

ower

  1. Alternative form of houre

Etymology 2[edit]

Determiner[edit]

ower

  1. (chiefly early) Alternative form of youre

References[edit]


Scots[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ower (not comparable)

  1. (South Scots) over
    If ee gaun ower the hill ee'll sei eet.
    If he gone over the hill, he will see it.

Adjective[edit]

ower (not comparable)

  1. (South Scots) too
    That's ower much for mei, like!
    That's too much for me, like!

Yola[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English over, from Old English ofer, from Proto-West Germanic *obar.

Preposition[edit]

ower

  1. over

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole, William Barnes, editor, A glossary, with some pieces of verse, of the old dialect of the English colony in the baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, J. Russell Smith, 1867, →ISBN