From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wether \Weth"er\, n. [OE. wether, AS. we[eth]er; akin to OS.
   wethar, withar, a ram, D. weder, G. widder, OHG. widar, Icel.
   ve[eth]r, Sw. v[aum]dur, Dan. v[ae]dder, Goth. wi[thorn]rus a
   lamb, L. vitulus calf, Skr. vatsa, L. vetus old, Gr. 'e`tos
   year; -- originally meaning, a yearling. Cf. Veal,
   A castrated ram.
   [1913 Webster]
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