Sunday, October 18, 2009


yean \ˈyēn, ˈēn\ intransitive verb: to bring forth young (used of a sheep or goat)

Etymology: Middle English yenen, from Old English *geēanian, from Old English ge- perfective prefix + ēanian to yean

Yean’s definition and etymology are taken from Merriam-Webster (as are most of the entries on Sklonklish). M-W placed an asterisk before geēanian—I don’t know why. If you do, please explain in the comments section.

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