- Wether is a male sheep or goat that has been castrated.
An example of wether is a castrated male goat.
Origin of wetherMiddle English ; from Old English akin to German widder ; from Indo-European base an unverified form wet-, year from source etesian
Origin of wetherMiddle English, from Old English; see wet-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present wethers, present participle wethering, simple past and past participle wethered)
- To castrate a male sheep or goat.
From Middle English wether, wethir, wedyr, from Old English weÃ¾er (â€œa wether, ramâ€), from Proto-Germanic *weÃ¾ruz (â€œwetherâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *wet- (â€œyearâ€). Cognate with Scots weddir, woddir, wadder (â€œwetherâ€), Dutch weder, weer (â€œwetherâ€), German Widder (â€œwether, ramâ€), Swedish vÃ¤dur (â€œwether, ramâ€), Icelandic veÃ°ur (â€œwether, ramâ€), Latin vitulus (â€œcalfâ€).