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English

A domestic sheep

Etymology

Old English scēap, from Germanic *skæpo-m. Cognate with Dutch schaap, German Schaf, and especially with West Frisian skiep, including the undifferentiated plural.

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Singular
sheep

Plural
sheep

sheep (plural sheep)

  1. A woolly ruminant of the genus Ovis. Male: ram (intact), wether (castrated). Female: ewe. Young: lamb. Carnal: lamb (youth), mutton (adult).
  2. A timid, shy person who is easily led by others.
  3. Plural form of shoop.

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