Ower vs Cower - What's the difference?

ower | cower |


As a noun ower

is a person who owes money.

As a preposition ower

is (geordie) over.

As an adverb ower

is (geordie) over.

As an adjective ower

is (geordie) over, too.

As a verb cower is

to crouch or cringe, or to avoid or shy away from something, in fear or cower can be (obsolete|transitive) to cherish with care.

ower

English

Etymology 1

From the verb to owe .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A person who owes money.
  • Etymology 2

    Colloquial variant of over .

    Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • (Geordie) over
  • Get ower thor noo!

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (Geordie) over
  • She's ower canny hor, like

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (Geordie) over, too
  • Thats ower much that!

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    cower

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) kuren or from Scandinavian ((etyl) . Unrelated to coward, which is of Latin origin.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To crouch or cringe, or to avoid or shy away from something, in fear.
  • He'd be useless in war. He'd just cower in his bunker until the enemy came in and shot him, or until the war was over.
  • * Dryden
  • Our dame sits cowering o'er a kitchen fire.
  • * Goldsmith
  • Like falcons, cowering on the nest.
    See also
    * coward * cowardice

    Etymology 2

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To cherish with care.
  • (Webster 1913)