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E·we

 (ā′wā′, ā′vā′)
n. pl. Ewe or E·wes
1. A member of a people inhabiting southeast Ghana, southern Togo, and southern Benin.
2. The Gbe language of the Ewe people.

ewe

 (yo͞o)
n.
A female sheep, especially when full grown.

[Middle English, from Old English ēwe, ēowu; see owi- in Indo-European roots.]

ewe

(juː)
n
(Animals)
a. a female sheep
b. (as modifier): a ewe lamb.
[Old English ēowu; related to Old Norse ǣr ewe, Old High German ou, Latin ovis sheep, Sanskrit avi]

Ewe

(ˈɛwɛ)
npl Ewe or Ewes
1. (Peoples) a member of a Negroid people of W Africa living chiefly in the forests of E Ghana, Togo, and Benin
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo family

ewe

(yu; Dial. yoʊ)

n.
a female sheep, esp. when fully mature.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English ēowu, ēwe; c. Old High German ou, ouwi, Latin ovis, Greek óïs, oîs]

E•we

(ˈeɪ veɪ, ˈeɪ weɪ)

n., pl. -wes, (esp. collectively) -we.
1.
a. a member of an African people of S Togo and SE Ghana.
b. the Kwa language of this people.
2.
a. a member of any of a group of African peoples, including the Ewe and the Fon.
b. the Kwa languages of these peoples.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ewe - a member of a people living in southern Benin and Togo and southeastern Ghana
Benin, Dahomey, Republic of Benin - a country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control
Togo, Togolese Republic - a republic on the western coast of Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; formerly under French control
Ghana, Gold Coast, Republic of Ghana - a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; "Ghana was colonized as the Gold Coast by the British"
African - a native or inhabitant of Africa
2.Ewe - a Kwa language spoken by the Ewe in Ghana and Togo and Benin
Kwa - a group of African language in the Niger-Congo group spoken from the Ivory Coast east to Nigeria
3.ewe - female sheepewe - female sheep        
udder, bag - mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats)
sheep - woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
Translations
شاةنَعْجَه، شاةٌ
ovce
får
ŝafino
uuhi
brebiséwé
ovca
anyajuh
ær
雌羊
암양
avis
aita
ooiEwe
ovelhajeje
ovca
tackaewe
แกะตัวเมียที่โตเต็มที่
cừu cái

ewe

[juː] Noveja f

ewe

[ˈjuː] nbrebis f

ewe

nMutterschaf nt

ewe

[juː] npecora

ewe

(juː) noun
a female sheep. The ewe had two lambs.

ewe

شاة ovce får Mutterschaf προβατίνα oveja, oveja hembra uuhi brebis ovca pecora 雌羊 암양 ooi søye strach ovelha овца tacka แกะตัวเมียที่โตเต็มที่ koyun cừu cái 母羊
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Bring, then, two lambs, a white ram and a black ewe, for Earth and Sun, and we will bring a third for Jove.
His armour is laid upon the ground, and he stalks in front of the ranks as it were some great woolly ram ordering his ewes.
The lowing heifer and the bleating ewe, in herds and flocks, may ramble safe and unregarded through the pastures.
He saw it, and said with a merry kiss that half effaced it, "This is my ewe lamb, and I have set my mark on her, so no one can steal her away.
Meanwhile he drove all the ewes inside, as well as the she-goats that he was going to milk, leaving the males, both rams and he-goats, outside in the yards.
When the child of morning, rosy-fingered dawn, appeared, he again lit his fire, milked his goats and ewes, all quite rightly, and then let each have her own young one; as soon as he had got through with all his work, he clutched up two more of my men, and began eating them for his morning's meal.
As soon as he had put the stone back to its place against the door, he sat down, milked his ewes and his goats all quite rightly, and then let each have her own young one; when he had got through with all this work, he gripped up two more of my men, and made his supper off them.
I hear nothing but a great bleating of ewes and sheep," said Sancho; which was true, for by this time the two flocks had come close.
Sancho shouted after him, crying, "Come back, Senor Don Quixote; I vow to God they are sheep and ewes you are charging
So saying, he dashed into the midst of the squadron of ewes, and began spearing them with as much spirit and intrepidity as if he were transfixing mortal enemies in earnest.
I took with me six cows and two bulls alive, with as many ewes and rams, intending to carry them into my own country, and propagate the breed.
Then, at the end of the table, opposite his master, there was Alick, the shepherd and head-man, with the ruddy face and broad shoulders, not on the best terms with old Kester; indeed, their intercourse was confined to an occasional snarl, for though they probably differed little concerning hedging and ditching and the treatment of ewes, there was a profound difference of opinion between them as to their own respective merits.