[yoo; Dialect yoh]

before 1000; Middle English; Old English ēowu, ēwe; cognate with Old High German ou, ouwi, Dutch ooi, Latin ovis, Greek óïs, oîs, Sanskrit ávi

ewe, yew, you (see usage note at you).
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[ey-vey, ey-wey]
a member of a people of Togo and Ghana, in western Africa.
the Kwa language spoken by the Ewe people.
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ewe (juː)
a.  a female sheep
 b.  (as modifier): a ewe lamb
[Old English ēowu; related to Old Norse ǣr ewe, Old High German ou, Latin ovis sheep, Sanskrit avi]

Ewe (ˈɛwɛ)
n , Ewe, Ewes
1.  a member of a Negroid people of W Africa living chiefly in the forests of E Ghana, Togo, and Benin
2.  the language of this people, belonging to the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo family

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Word Origin & History

O.E. eowu, fem. of eow "sheep," from P.Gmc. *awi, gen. *awjoz (cf. M.Du. ooge, O.H.G. ouwi, Goth. aweþi "flock of sheep"), from PIE *owi- (cf. Skt. avih, Gk. ois, Lith. avis "sheep," O.C.S. ovica "ewe").
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Example sentences
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