Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Word of the Day: wether

wether [Middle English]

1. (a) A male sheep, ram; a castrated ram; [also], an adult sheep; also, the flesh of a sheep or ram, mutton;

(b) a ram used as a sacrifice in religious ritual;

(c) the ram which bore the Golden Fleece...

2. [Astrology & Astronomy] The first sign of the zodiac, Aries...

3. [Military] A battering ram.

Condensed from the Middle English Dictionary.

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