Ewes were milked by the Anglo-Saxons. The milk was used for domestic purposes: butter and cheese were made from it; for Ælfric teaches the shepherd [sceáp-hyrde] to say, 'On fórewerdne morgen ic drífe sceáp míne to heora lease, and ic agénlǽde híg to heora loca, and melke híg tweówa on dæg, and cýse and buteran ic dó
in prīmo māne mĭno ŏves meas ad pascua, et rĕdūco eas ad caulas, et mulgeo eas bis in die, et caseum et butyrum făcio,'
- Coll. Monast. Th. 20, 11-19.
Twáhund eówena, and twentig rammena
two hundred ewes, and twenty rams,
- Gen. 32, 14.
Eówu biþ, mid hire geonge sceápe, scilling weorþ a ewe, with her young sheep, shall be worth a shilling, L. In. 55; Th. i. 138, 7, MS. B. Be eówe weorþe of a ewe's worth; de ŏvis prĕtio, L. In. 55; Th. i. 138, 6, note 11, MS. B. Wyl on eówe meolce hindhioloðan
boil water agrimony in ewe's milk,
- L. M. 1, 70;
- Lchdm. ii. 144, 22.
Bosworth, Joseph. “EÓWU.” In An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online, edited by Thomas Northcote Toller, Christ Sean, and Ondřej Tichy. Prague: Faculty of Arts, Charles University, 2014. https://bosworthtoller.com/9673.Checked: 1