Wether
Wether Weth"er, n. [OE. wether, AS. we[eth]er; akin to OS. wethar, withar, a ram, D. weder, G. widder, OHG. widar, Icel. ve[eth]r, Sw. v["a]dur, Dan. v[ae]dder, Goth. wi[thorn]rus a lamb, L. vitulus calf, Skr. vatsa, L. vetus old, Gr. 'e`tos year; -- originally meaning, a yearling. Cf. {Veal}, {Veteran}.] A castrated ram. [1913 Webster]

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  • Wether — may refer to:*A castrated male Goat *A castrated male Sheep …   Wikipedia

  • wether — O.E. weðer ram, from P.Gmc. *wethruz (Cf. O.S. wethar, O.N. veðr, O.H.G. widar, Ger. Widder, Goth. wiþrus lamb ), lit. yearling, from PIE root *wet year (Cf. Skt. vatsah calf, Gk …   Etymology dictionary

  • wether — ► NOUN ▪ a castrated ram. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • wether — [weth′ər] n. [ME < OE, akin to Ger widder < IE base * wet , year > ETESIAN] a castrated male sheep or goat …   English World dictionary

  • wether — /wedh euhr/, n. 1. a castrated male sheep. 2. Also called wether wool. wool from previously shorn sheep. [bef. 900; ME, OE; c. OS withar, OHG widar, ON vethr, Goth withrus] * * * …   Universalium

  • wether — noun Etymology: Middle English, ram, from Old English; akin to Old High German widar ram, Latin vitulus calf, vetus old, Greek etos year Date: before 12th century a male sheep castrated before sexual maturity; also a castrated male goat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wether — 1. noun a) A castrated buck goat. b) A castrated ram. 2. verb To castrate a male sheep or goat …   Wiktionary

  • wether —  A castrated sheep …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • wether — castrated ram Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • wether — weather, whether …   American English homophones

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