Complete Definition of "sheep"

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English
Image:Ovis orientalis aries 'Skudde' (aka).jpg|thumb|A domestic sheep

Etymology
OE. sceap|scēap, from Germanic *skæpo-m. Cognate with Dutch schaap, German Schaf.

Pronunciation
RP & US: AHD|shēp, IPA|/ʃiːp/, SAMPA|/Si:p/
audio|en-us-sheep.ogg|Audio (US)
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Noun
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  1. A woolly ruminant of the genus Ovis. Male: ram (intact), wether (castrated). Female: ewe. Young: lamb. Carnal: lamb, mutton.
  2. A timid, shy person who is easily led by others.

Derived terms
top2
black sheep
sheepdog
sheepfold
mid2
sheepish
sheepskin

Translations
trans-top|animal
Albanian: t-|sq|dele|xs=Albanian
Apache:
Arabic: ARchar|خروف IPAchar|(xarūf) m
Balochi: ARchar|میش IPAchar|(mēš)
Basque: ardi
Belarusian: авечка (avečka) f
Bosnian: ovca f, ovan m, jagnje n (young/lamb)
Breton: dañvad m, deñved p, maout m, meot p
Bulgarian: овца (ovtsa) f :bg:овца|^
Catalan: ovella f, ovelles p
Crimean Tatar: koy
Chinese: (miányáng)
Croatian: ovca f, ovan m, janje n (young/lamb)
Czech: t-|cs|ovce
Danish: t+|da|får|n
Dutch: schaap n, schapen p
Esperanto: ŝafo, ŝafoj p
Estonian: t+|et|lammas
Ewe: alẽ
Faroese: t+|fo|seyður|xs=Faroese
Finnish: t+|fi|lammas
French: t+|fr|mouton|m
Frisian: skiep
Friulian: piore, fede
Galician: ovella
Gamilaraay: thimba
German: Schaf n, Schafe p
Guaraní: ovecha
Greek: πρόβατο (próvato) n
Hebrew: כבש|כֶּבֶשׂ (kéves) m, כבשים (kevesím) p
Hindi: भेड़ (bhe.r) f, मेष (meš) m
Hungarian: t+|hu|juh, t+|hu|birka
Icelandic: fé, kind, sauðfé, sauður, sauðkind, (ewe: ær)
Indonesian: domba, biri-biri
Interlingua: ove
Irish: t+|ga|caora|xs=Irish
Italian: t+|it|pecora|f
trans-mid
Japanese: 羊 (ひつじ, hitsují)
Korean: 양 (yang), 면양 (myeonyang)
Kurdish: mî (ewe), mih (ewe), beran (ram), pez (both), berx (little), berindir (young), beyindir (young), KUchar|مه‌ڕ
Ladin: biescia
Latin: t-|la|ovis|f
Latvian: t-|lv|aita|xs=Latvian
Lithuanian: t+|lt|avis|xs=Lithuanian
Lower Sorbian: wojca f
Macedonian: овца (ovtsa) f
Maltese: nagħġa
Navajo: dibé
Norwegian: t+|no|sau|m, t-|no|får|n
Occitan: feda f
Persian: FAchar|گوسفند (gosefand)
Polish: owca f
Portuguese: t-|pt|carneiro|m, t+|pt|ovelha|f
Romanian: t+|ro|oaie
Romansh: nursa
Romany: bakri f, bakro m
Russian: овца#Russian|овца (ovtsá) f
Sami: sávza
Sardinian: brebei, barveghe, chessi, tzicca
Scottish Gaelic: caora f
Serbian:

Slovak: t-|sk|ovca|f
Slovene: t+|sl|ovca|f, t+|sl|oven|m
Spanish: t+|es|oveja|f
Swedish: t+|sv|får|n
Telugu: t|te|గొర్రె (gorre)
Thai: แกะ (kae)
Turkish: koyun
Ukrainian: вівця (vivtsja) f
Upper Sorbian: wowca f
Urdu: URchar|بھیڑ (bhe.r) f, URchar|گوسفند (gosfand) f, URchar|میش (meš) m
Vietnamese: t+|vi|cừu|xs=Vietnamese
Volapük: jip
Welsh: dafad f, defaid p
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trans-top|shy person
Esperanto: ŝafoj p, timidulo (plural: timiduloj)
Interlingua: persona docile, persona submisse
trans-mid
Portuguese: pessoa submissa f, pusilânime m/f
Spanish: pusilánime m/f, papanatas m/f
Scottish Gaelic: caora
Telugu: గొర్రె (gorre)
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See also
Aries
ewe
lamb
mutton
ram
teg
tup
wether

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