- Obs. a young pig
- a litter of pigs
Origin of farrowaltered (after v.) ; from Old English fearh, young pig ; from Indo-European an unverified form por?os, pig (; from base an unverified form per?-, to root up, dig) from source Classical Latin porcus, pork, Middle Irish orc
to give birth to (a litter of pigs)
Origin of farrowME farwen
Chiefly Scot., Chiefly North Eng. not bearing a calf in a given season
Origin of farrowearlier ferow, probably akin to obsolete Dutch verrekoe, barren cow, German färse, heifer, Old English fearr, bull
A litter of pigs.
verbfar·rowed, far·row·ing, far·rows
To give birth to (a litter of pigs).
To produce a litter of pigs.
Origin of farrowUltimately from Old English fearh, pig; see porko- in Indo-European roots.
Not pregnant. Used of a cow.
Origin of farrowMiddle English ferow.
- A surname.