Wether meaning

wĕth'ər
Wether is a male sheep or goat that has been castrated.

An example of wether is a castrated male goat.

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A castrated male sheep or goat.
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Archaic spelling of weather.
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To castrate a male sheep or goat.
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A castrated male sheep or goat.
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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 weþer (“a wether, ram"), from Proto-Germanic *weþruz (“wether"), from Proto-Indo-European *wet- (“year"). Cognate with Scots weddir, woddir, wadder (“wether"), Dutch weder, weer (“wether"), German Widder (“wether, ram"), Swedish vädur (“wether, ram"), Icelandic veður (“wether, ram"), Latin vitulus (“calf").
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