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A castrated male sheep or goat.

[Middle English, from Old English; see wet- in Indo-European roots.]


(Animals) a male sheep, esp a castrated one
[Old English hwæther; related to Old Frisian hweder, Old High German hwedar, Old Norse hvatharr]


(ˈwɛð ər)

a castrated male sheep.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English, c. Old Saxon withar, Old High German widar, Old Norse vethr, Gothic withrus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wether - male sheep especially a castrated one
genus Ovis, Ovis - sheep
sheep - woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
bellwether - sheep that leads the herd often wearing a bell


[ˈweðəʳ] Ncarnero m castrado


nHammel m, → Schöps m (dial)
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