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ewe

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The ideas of a time are like the clothes of a season: they are as arbitrary, as much imposed by some superior will which is seldom explicit. They are utilitarian and political, the instruments of smooth-running government.
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English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
ewe

Plural
ewe

ewe (ewe)
  1. A female sheep, as opposed to a ram.

Usage notes

  • Because of its pronunciation and despite its spelling, this word most commonly takes the definite article a rather than an.

Translations

Anagrams

Trivia

Because of its pronunciation, ewe and its homophone you are the only homophone pair in modern English that share no letters in their spelling in common.

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Anglo-Norman

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:xno:Template:lang:la derivations]] aqua.

Noun

ewe

  1. water
    E caunt ele estoyt de tut chargé / La ewe vint curant a grant plenté.
    And when it [the Ark] was fully loaded, the waters ran high and fast. (Holkham Bible)

Swedish

Noun

ewe c.

  1. Ewe (language)


This Swedish entry was created from the translations listed at Ewe. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see ewe in the Swedish Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008

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