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male sheep especially a castrated one
A castrated buck goat.
A castrated ram.
To castrate a male sheep or goat.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A ram castrated.
Etymology: weder , Saxon; weder, Dutch.
I am a tainted wether of the flock,
Meetest for death. William Shakespeare, Merch. of Venice.
He doth not apprehend how the tail of an African weather outweigheth the body of a good calf, that is, an hundred pound. Thomas Browne, Vulg. Errours.
Although there be naturally of horses, bulls, or rams, more males than females; yet artificially, that is, by making geldings, oxen, and weathers, there are fewer. John Graunt.
When Blowzelind expir’d, the weather ’s bell
Before the drooping flock toll’d forth her knell. John Gay.
It is much more difficult to find a fat weather, than if half that species were fairly knock’d on the head. Jonathan Swift.
a castrated ram
Etymology: [OE. wether, AS. weer; akin to OS. wethar, withar, a ram, D. weder, G. widder, OHG. widar, Icel. ver, Sw. vdur, Dan. vdder, Goth. wirus a lamb, L. vitulus calf, Skr. vatsa, L. vetus old, Gr. 'e`tos year; -- originally meaning, a yearling. Cf. Veal, Veteran.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
weth′ėr, n. a castrated ram. [A.S. wither; Ger. widder.]
The numerical value of wether in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of wether in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of wether in a Sentence
True love never fails. It will ever blossom like flowers in good wether, taste like day dream and also warm like a home greeting
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Translations for wether
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- كبش مخصيArabic
- Mönch, Schöps, kastrierter, Ziegenbock, HammelGerman
- kastrita, virkapro, virŝafoEsperanto
- carnero castrado, carnero llanoSpanish
- kuohita, oinas, salvaa, salvupukkiFinnish
- eibhreannach, laos-boc, cull-bhoc, multScottish Gaelic
- mohltin, mohltManx
- weer, hamelDutch
- castrão, [[carneiro]] [[castrado]]Portuguese
- валух, кастрированный баранRussian
- hammel, kastrerad baggeSwedish
- iğdiş koç, iğdiş etmek, burulmuş koç, taşak burmak, kısırlaştırmak, burmak, burulmuş teke, iğdiş tekeTurkish
- hokapar, hojipVolapük
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