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What's a Wether?

Our definition:

wether (weth er) (n.) A castrated male goat

More authoritative definitions:

weth-er (n)

A castrated ram.

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition. Copyright © 1996, 1992 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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Important derivatives are: wether, veteran, inveterate, veterinary, veal.

Year.

    1. Suffixed form *wet-ru-. wether, from Old English wether, wether, from Germanic *wethruz, perhaps “yearling.”
    2. Suffixed form *wet-es-.
      1. veteran; inveterate, from Latin vetus, old (< “having many years”);
      2. veterinary, from Latin veternus, of beasts of burden, of cattle (perhaps chiefly old cattle);
      3. etesian, from Greek etos, year.
    3. Suffixed form *wet-olo-. veal, vitellus, from Latin vitulus, calf, yearling.

[Pokorny et- 1175.]

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition. Copyright © 1996, 1992 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

wether \Weth"er\, n. [OE. wether, AS. we[eth]er; akin to OS. wethar, withar, a ram, D. weder, G. widder, OHG. widar, Icel. ve[eth]r, Sw. v["a]dur, Dan. v[ae]dder, Goth. wi[thorn]rus a lamb, L. vitulus calf, Skr. vatsa, L. vetus old, Gr. 'e`tos year; -- originally meaning, a yearling. Cf. Veal, Veteran.] A castrated ram.

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.

wether n : male sheep esp. a castrated one

Holonyms of noun wether

1 sense of wether

Sense 1

wether -- (male sheep esp. a castrated one)

MEMBER OF: Ovis, genus Ovis -- (sheep)

MEMBER OF: Bovidae, family Bovidae -- (true antelopes; cattle; oxen; sheep; goats)

MEMBER OF: Ruminantia, suborder Ruminantia -- (cattle; bison; sheep; goats; antelopes; deer; chevrotains; giraffes; camels)

MEMBER OF: Artiodactyla, order Artiodactyla -- (an order of hooved mammals of the subclass Eutheria (including pigs and peccaries and hippopotami and members of the suborder Ruminantia) having an even number of functional toes)

MEMBER OF: Eutheria, subclass Eutheria -- (all mammals except monotremes and marsupials)

MEMBER OF: Mammalia, class Mammalia -- (warm-blooded vertebrates characterized by mammary glands in the female)

MEMBER OF: Vertebrata, subphylum Vertebrata, Craniata, subphylum Craniata -- (fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; mammals)

MEMBER OF: Chordata, phylum Chordata -- (comprises true vertebrates and animals having a notochord)

MEMBER OF: Animalia, kingdom Animalia, animal kingdom -- (taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals)

Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University