yowe

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

yowe (plural yowes)

  1. (archaic, dialect, Britain, Scotland) A ewe; a female sheep.
    • 1902, James Thomson, Recollections of a Speyside parish:
      The ram was marked wi' keel at the reet o' the tail an' the yowes upon their hips.

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yowe

  1. Obsolete form of you.

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

yowe

  1. Alternative form of ewe

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yowe

  1. Alternative form of yow
    • 1440, Letter, in: 1841, Joseph Stevenson (editor), The Correspondence, Inventories, Account Rolls, and Law Proceedings of the Priory of Coldingham, page 116:
      Wirshipfull sir, I commend me to yowe; thankyng yowe of all tendirnesse and labour of lang time shewid to my brether and our cell of Coldyngham, prayand yowe of yowr goode continuance.

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ewe, from Old English ēowu, from Proto-Germanic *awiz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ówis (sheep).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

yowe (plural yowes)

  1. ewe (female sheep)
    • 1794, Robert Burns, The Highland Widow's Lament:
      And there I had three score o' yowes, / Ochon, Ochon, Ochrie! / Skipping on yon bonie knowes, / And casting woo' to me.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

yowe (ma class, plural mayowe)

  1. shout (a loud burst of voice)
    Acha kupiga mayowe
    Don't shout