yean(redirected from yeaned)
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v. yeaned, yean·ing, yeans
To bear young. Used of sheep and goats.
To give birth to (young); bear. Used of sheep and goats.
[Middle English iyenen, yenen, from Old English *geēanian : ge-, verb pref.; see kom in Indo-European roots + ēanian, to bear young.]
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(Zoology) (of a sheep or goat) to give birth to (offspring)
[Old English geēanian; related to Dutch oonen to bring forth young, Latin agnus lamb; see ewe]
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(of a sheep or goat) to bring forth young.
[1375–1425; late Middle English yenen, Old English *geēanian to bring forth young =ge- y- + ēanian to yean, akin to Latin agnus, Greek ámnos lamb]
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Past participle: yeaned
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