Ewe vs Ewre - What's the difference?

ewe | ewre |

As nouns the difference between ewe and ewre

is that ewe is the ewe language while ewre is (rare) rust; oxide.





  • A female sheep, as opposed to a ram.
  • Usage notes

    * Because of its pronunciation and despite its spelling, this word most commonly takes the indefinite article (a) rather than (an).

    See also

    * ram


    * eew * wee ----




    (en noun)
  • (rare) Rust; oxide.
  • *1634 , Lowe, Chirurg. :
  • By the continuall sorting and telling of this coyne, then did enter of the ewre of that brasse and copper under the nails of her fingers.
  • *1881 , George Grant Francis, The Smelting of Copper in the Swansea District of South Wales :
  • Wee are able to melt it w'th two fornises in the space of 40 weekes the quantitie of 560 tonne of ewre' if wee might have it, and if the ' ewre be clean and well sorted the mor copper it will yeld.