ram / wether

kusurija

Senior Member
Lithuania Czech
Hi, all!
I wonder, how You are saying these words in Your respective languages. The difference is that wether is castrate of a ram (Ovis aries in Latin) (similary as in this thread)
In English:
wether (castrate)
ram (not castrated)

In German:
Hammel??(castrate)
Widder; Schafbock(not castrated)

In Czech: (Ovis aries = ovce domácí)
skopec (sg.), skopci(pl.) (castrate)
beran (not castrated)

In Slovak:
škopec (castrate)
baran (not castrated)

In Lithuanian:
??? (castrate)
avinas (not castrated)

In Japanese:
去勢羊(kyose:hitsuji) (castrate)
雄羊(ohitsuji) (not castrated)
 
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  • Frank06

    Senior Member
    Nederlands / Dutch (Belgium)
    Hi,

    In Dutch:
    wether (castrate): hamel
    ram (not castrated): ram

    Groetjes,

    Frank
     

    Outsider

    Senior Member
    Portuguese (Portugal)
    I don't think that Portuguese has different words for ram and wether. You'd just say carneiro in both instances. Or, if you must make the distinction, you could say carneiro castrado for wether.
     

    Nizo

    Senior Member
    In Esperanto, the general term for Ovis aries (English = sheep) is ŝafo. If more specificity is required, the following words can be used:


    ram (male sheep): virŝafo
    wether (castrated ram): eksŝafo
    ewe (female sheep): ŝafino
    lamp (baby sheep): ŝafido
     

    apmoy70

    Senior Member
    Greek
    Greek:

    Uncastrated: «Κριάρι» [kriˈa.ɾi] (neut.) < Byzantine Gr. neuter diminutive «κριάρι(ο)ν» kriári(o)n of Classical masc. «κρῑός» krīós --> ram (of unknown etymology).
    Castrated: «Μουνούχι» [muˈnu.çi] (neut.) a derivation of the Classical noun «εὐνοῦχος» eu̯noûkʰŏs (masc.) --> eunuch («εὐνοῦχος > *βνοῦχος > *μνοῦχος > μουνοῦχος»)
     

    Penyafort

    Senior Member
    Catalan (Catalonia), Spanish (Spain)
    Catalan:

    be = sheep (ram, ewe, lamb)
    ovella = sheep, ewe
    marrà (or mardà) = ram
    moltó = wether
    anyell or xai or corder or marrec = lamb
     
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