Definitions for eweˈeɪ veɪ, ˈeɪ weɪ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
eweyu; Dial. yoʊ(n.)
a female sheep, esp. when fully mature.
Category: Animal Husbandry
Origin of ewe:
bef. 1000; ME; OE ēowu, ēwe; c. OHG ou, ouwi, L ovis, Gk óïs, oîs
E•weˈeɪ veɪ, ˈeɪ weɪ(n.)(pl.)-wes; -we.
a member of an African people of S Togo and SE Ghana. the Kwa language of this people.
a member of any of a group of African peoples, including the Ewe and the Fon. the Kwa languages of these peoples.
a member of a people living in southern Benin and Togo and southeastern Ghana
a Kwa language spoken by the Ewe in Ghana and Togo and Benin
A female sheep, as opposed to a ram.
Of or pertaining to the Ewe people or language.
An ethnic group who inhabit southeastern Ghana, Togo and Benin.
The Niger-Congo language, belonging to the Gbe family, spoken by these people.
Origin: from eowu, from awjōs, oblique form of (compare Old English eow ‘sheep’), from h₂ówis ‘sheep’ (compare oí, ovis, Tocharian B aw, avis ‘ewe’).
the female of the sheep, and of sheeplike animals
Translations for ewe
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a female sheep
The ewe had two lambs.
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