Definitions for eweˈeɪ veɪ, ˈeɪ weɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

eweyu; Dial. yoʊ(n.)

  1. 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.

  1. a member of an African people of S Togo and SE Ghana. the Kwa language of this people.

    Category: Peoples

  2. a member of any of a group of African peoples, including the Ewe and the Fon. the Kwa languages of these peoples.

    Category: Peoples

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ewe(noun)

    a member of a people living in southern Benin and Togo and southeastern Ghana

  2. Ewe(noun)

    a Kwa language spoken by the Ewe in Ghana and Togo and Benin

  3. ewe(noun)

    female sheep


  1. ewe(Noun)

    A female sheep, as opposed to a ram.

  2. Ewe(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Ewe people or language.

  3. Ewe(ProperNoun)

    An ethnic group who inhabit southeastern Ghana, Togo and Benin.

  4. Ewe(ProperNoun)

    The Niger-Congo language, belonging to the Gbe family, spoken by these people.

  5. Origin: from eowu, from awjōs, oblique form of (compare Old English eow ‘sheep’), from h₂ówis ‘sheep’ (compare oí, ovis, Tocharian B aw, avis ‘ewe’).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ewe(noun)

    the female of the sheep, and of sheeplike animals

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a female sheep

The ewe had two lambs.

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