from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A female sheep, especially when full grown.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A female sheep, as opposed to a ram.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The female of the sheep, and of sheeplike animals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female sheep; the female of an ovine animal.
- n. Water.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of a people living in southern Benin and Togo and southeastern Ghana
- n. a Kwa language spoken by the Ewe in Ghana and Togo and Benin
- n. female sheep
Middle English, from Old English ēwe, ēowu; see owi- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, from Old English ēowu, from Proto-Germanic *awjōs, oblique form of *awiz (compare Old English eow ‘sheep’), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ówis ‘sheep’ (compare Old Irish oí, Latin ovis, Tocharian B ā(u)w, Lithuanian avìs ‘ewe’). (Wiktionary)