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. etalon "yearling," L. vitulus "calf," lit. "yearling"). Male sheep, especially a castrated one.

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  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • 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

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  • Wether Holm — or Wedder Holm is the name of several Shetland Islands in Scotland. It means small and rounded islet of the wether .* Wether Holm, Hamnavoe by Samphrey in Yell Sound * Wether Holm, Out Skerries in the Out Skerries * Wether Holm, West Linga near… …   Wikipedia

  • Wether Hill (Lake District) — Infobox Mountain Name = Wether Hill Photo = Caption = Elevation = 674 m (2,210 ft) Location = Cumbria, ENG Range = Lake District, Far Eastern Fells Prominence = < 20 m Parent peak = High Raise Coordinates = Topographic OS Explorer OL5 Grid ref UK …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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