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eowu

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Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *awiz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ówis (sheep)

Germanic cognates: Old Frisian ei, Old Saxon ewwi (Dutch ooi), Old High German ouwi (German Aue), Old Norse ær.

Indo-European cognates: Luvian hawi-, Latin ovis, Greek ὄϊς, Old Church Slavonic овьца (Russian овца), Old Irish ói, Lithuanian avìs, Tocharian B ā(u)w.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'e:owʊ/

Noun

ēowu f

  1. a ewe
    Twahund eowena, and twentig rammena: 200 ewes and 20 rams. (Genesis 32:14)

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