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See also: weþer
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwɛðɚ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɛðə/
- Rhymes: -ɛðə(ɹ)
- Homophones: weather, whether (in accents with the wine-whine merger)
- wedder (dialectal)
wether (plural wethers)
- A castrated goat.
- A castrated ram.
- c. 1596–1598 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act IV, scene i], page 179, column 1:
- I am a tainted Weather of the flocke, / Meeteſt for death, the weakeſt kinde of fruite
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to castrate a male sheep or goat
- Archaic spelling of .
- 1527, George Joye, The storie of my state after the bishop had receyued the pryours letters:(cited after Samuel Roffey Maitland, 1866, p. 8)
- There was a great fyer in the chamber, the wether was colde, and I saw now and then a Bishop come out;