Origin of ewerMiddle English from Anglo-French from Old French evier from Medieval Latin aquarium, water pitcher from L: see aquarium
A pitcher, especially a decorative one with a base, an oval body, and a flaring spout.
Origin of ewerMiddle English euer from Anglo-Norman from Vulgar Latin aquāria from Latin aquārius of water from aqua water ; see akw-ā- in Indo-European roots.
- The object of his choice (or rather of his second choice, for an earlier project of marriage had shortly before fallen through) was a Miss Jane Ewer, the daughter of a gentleman in Hertfordshire.
- By command of Zeus she carries in a ewer water from the Styx, with which she puts to sleep all who perjure themselves.
- He not only served but carved and helped the dishes, proffered the first or principal cup of wine to his master and his guests, and carried to them the basin, ewer or napkin when they washed their hands before and after meat.