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[yoo; Dialect yoh] /yu; Dialect yoʊ/

a female sheep, especially when fully mature.
[ey-vey, ey-wey] /ˈeɪ veɪ, ˈeɪ weɪ/
a member of a people of Togo and Ghana, in western Africa.
the Kwa language spoken by the Ewe people.

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

Old English eowu, fem. of eow “sheep,” from Proto-Germanic *awi, genitive *awjoz (cf. Old Saxon ewi, Old Frisian ei, Middle Dutch ooge, Dutch ooi, Old High German ouwi “sheep,” Gothic aweþi “flock of sheep”), from PIE *owi- (cf. Sanskrit avih, Greek ois, Latin ovis, Lithuanian avis “sheep,” Old Church Slavonic ovica “ewe,” Old Irish oi “sheep,” Welsh ewig “hind”).


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    [yoo-nek] /ˈyuˌnɛk/ noun 1. a thin hollow neck, low in front of the shoulder, as of a horse or other animal. noun 1. a condition in horses in which the neck is straight and sagging rather than arched 2. a horse or other animal with this condition

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