wether
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈwɛðɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈwɛðə/
Noun

wether (plural wethers)

  1. A castrated buck goat.
  2. A castrated ram.
    • circa 1596-97 William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act IV scene i:
      I am a tainted wether of the flock,
      Meetest for death […]
Translations Translations
  • German: Hammel, Schöps
  • Italian: montone
  • Portuguese: carneiro castrado
  • Russian: валу́х
  • Spanish: carnero castrado, castrón
Verb

wether (wethers, present participle wethering; past and past participle wethered)

  1. (transitive) To castrate a male sheep or goat.
Noun

wether

  1. Archaic spelling of weather#English|weather.

    (cited after Samuel Roffey Maitland, 1866, p. 8)




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