see also: Wey
Pronunciation Noun

wey (plural weys)

  1. (uncommon, archaic) An old English measure of weight containing 224 pounds; equivalent to 2 hundredweight.
    • c. 1376, William Langland, The Vision of Piers Plowman, Version B, Passus 5, Line 91:
      Than though I hadde this wouke ywonne a weye of Essex cheese.
    • 1882, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 208:
      Cheese and salt are purchased by the wey of two hundredweight, or by the stone of fourteen pounds.

Proper noun
  1. A river in Surrey, England, tributary to the Thames.
  2. (historical) Alternative form of Wei, an ancient Chinese duchy.

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