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Definition of the noun ewe

What does ewe mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • ewe: ewes
  • Ewe: Ewes

  1. a member of a people living in southern Benin and Togo and southeastern Ghana
  2. a Kwa language spoken by the Ewe in Ghana and Togo and Benin
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: Kwa = a group of African language in the Niger-Congo group spoken from the Ivory Coast east to Nigeria
  3. female sheep
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic word: sheep = woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
    • part: udder / bag = mammary gland of bovids

Definition of the adjective ewe

What does ewe mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. Of or pertaining to the Ewe people or language.


Ewe a.k.a. Ewer Airport is an airport in Ewer, Indonesia.


ewe is a record label.


Ewe is a fictional character in the 2011 biographical film Beate Uhse.


"Ewe" is a musical album of Agent States.


"Ewe" a.k.a. "Ewé" is a book by Pierre Verger.

  • also known as "Ewé: the use of plants in Yoruba society"

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ewe

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Google previewIntroduction to Mathematics for Life Scientists (2012)

by Edward Batschelet

The proposition "The ewe is a male sheep" is false, since an ewe is a female sheep. The negation is "The ...

Google previewObjects of Metaphor (2005)

by Samuel D. Guttenplan

Instead, the Standard Ewe is a single selected object which informs the community about other objects, and in so doing is...

Google previewThe Nominative & Accusative and Their Counterparts (2002)

by Kristin Davidse, Béatrice Lamiroy

Ewe is a language without either case marking or agreement: it is an isolating language in which grammatical functions are defined solely by constituent order. Ameka's general claim is that the wider typological properties of a language can ...

Google previewThe G-20 Summit at Five (2014)

Time for Strategic Leadership by Kemal Dervis, Peter Drysdale

The EWE is the most sensitive process due to ...

Google previewBlack's Student Veterinary Dictionary (2017)

In sheep, this term is used for the following crosses: a BORDER LEICESTER ram crossed with a CHEVIOT ewe is a Scottish half-bred; a BORDER LEICESTER ram crossed with a WELSH MOUNTAIN ewe is a Welsh half-bred; and a BORDER ...

Google previewFor Freedom or Bondage? (2014)

A Critique of African Pastoral Practices by Esther E. Acolatse

Since Ewe is a tonal rather than an intonational language, meaning changes drastically with stress on various syllables.11 As a result, others legitimately suggest that wu could come from the verb “to kill.” In this case Mawu would mean “the ...

Google previewStudies in African Linguistic Typology (2006)

by F. K. Erhard Voeltz

which unambiguously identifies it as a bound pronominal morpheme in spite of the fact that at first sight, it seems to occupy in the clause the same position as an object noun phrase, since Ewe is an SVO language. (9) EWE (Schadeberg ...

Google previewRollin in Dough in Mistletoe

ROLLAND: A ewe is a female sheep, madam. ( Aside ...

Google previewNational Wool Grower (1915)

bodied Merino ewe is the right kind for mating with rams of British breeds. Although carcase is of primary importance in crossbreeding the wool item must not be overlooked, and in selecting Merino ewes ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African Religion (2009)

by Molefi Kete Asante, Ama Mazama

The Ewe people are found in three different countries in West Africa: Ghana, Togo, and Benin. This distribution over these three national territories resulted from the fragmentation of the African continent that took place during the Berlin ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World (2010)

Also written Eue, and pronounced /eβe/, Ewe designates a dialect cluster that is spoken mainly in Southeastern Ghana, but also in the southern part of Togo and across the Togo-Benin border. Its dialects include Kpele and Notsie, spoken in ...

Google previewEthnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East: An Encyclopedia (2011)

An Encyclopedia by John A. Shoup III

The Ewe live in the region stretching from the southern side of the Volta River in Ghana to the Togo Mountains in Togo and are divided into four main groups: the Ewe “proper,” the Anlo Ewe, the Wtyi, and the Mina, which includes the Ga.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dairy Sciences (2011)

prepubertal ewe lambs of East Friesian and/or Lacaune breeding indicate that restricting ewe lambs to dry matter intake of 4.2% of body weight at younger ages and lighter body weights and to dry matter intake of 2.6% of body weight at older ...

Google previewThe Voodoo Encyclopedia: Magic, Ritual, and Religion (2015)

Magic, Ritual, and Religion by Jeffrey E. Anderson

EWE The Ewe— or ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

Periods Male Female Remarks Uncastrated Castrated Birth to weaning Tub lamb Ram lamb Pur lamb Heeder Hogg lamb Ewe lamb Gimmer lamb A sheep until weaning is a lamb Weaning to Shearing Hogg (also used for the female) Hogget ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Africa (2010)

by Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates

Instead, Ewe territory provided a place of refuge from the neighboring kingdoms of Dahomey and Asante. Ga- and Fante-speaking peoples such as the Mina settled among the Ewe as refugees from Asante hegemony, and gradually adopted ...

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Small photo of A kudu ewe chewing the cudSmall photo of MERTHYR TYDFIL, WALES - APRIL 2018: Close up of the head of an ewe against a blue skySmall photo of Female ewe desert bighorn sheep standing on a rock outcroppingSmall photo of New mother female sheep. Nursing Devon and Cornwall Long Wool ewe inside the barn after giving birth to her lamb. VerticalSmall photo of MERTHYR TYDFIL, WALES - APRIL 2018: Ewe with its lambSmall photo of Female ewe desert bighorn sheep standing on a rock outcroppingSmall photo of The rear end of a ewe showing a docked tail More...

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A young ewe and an old ram, every year bring forth a lamb.
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Scrabble value of E1W4E1

The value of this 3-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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