An example of wether is a castrated male goat.
Origin of wether
- Middle English from Old English wet-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English wether, wethir, wedyr, from Old English weÃ¾er (“a wether, ram"), from Proto-Germanic *weÃ¾ruz (“wether"), from Proto-Indo-European *wet- (“year"). Cognate with Scots weddir, woddir, wadder (“wether"), Dutch weder, weer (“wether"), German Widder (“wether, ram"), Swedish vÃ¤dur (“wether, ram"), Icelandic veÃ°ur (“wether, ram"), Latin vitulus (“calf").