sceap

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier *sċǣp [ʃæːp], from Anglo-Frisian *skǣp [skæːp], from West Germanic *skāp, from Proto-Germanic *skēpą. Cognate with Old Frisian skēp, Old Saxon skāp, Old Dutch *skāp, Old High German scāf.

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Noun[edit]

sċēap n

  1. sheep
    sċēap sċieran — to shear a sheep

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  • Middle English: sheep, scheep, schep, schepe
    • English: sheep
      • Tok Pisin: sipsip (reduplication)
        • Rotokas: sipisipi
      • Abenaki: azib (from "a sheep")
      • Chuukese: siip
    • Scots: sheep
    • Yola: zheep

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