A vow (Lat. votum, vow, promise; see vote) is a promise or oath.

vote (n.)
mid-15c., from L. votum "a vow, wish, promise, dedication," noun use of neuter of votus, pp. of vovere "to promise, dedicate" (see vow). The verb in the modern sense is attested from 1550s; earlier it meant "to vow" to do something (1530s). Related: Voted; voting.

c.1300, from Anglo-Fr. and O.Fr. vou, from L. votum "a vow, wish, promise, dedication," noun use of neut. of votus, pp. of vovere "to promise solemnly, pledge, dedicate, vow," from PIE root *ewegwh- "to speak solemnly, vow" (cf. Skt. vaghat- "one who offers a sacrifice;" Gk. eukhe "vow, wish," eukhomai "I pray"). The verb is attested from c.1300, from O.Fr. vouer. Related: Vowed; vowing.



From vovere (“to promise, vow”).


From Proto-Indo-European *wewer-. Baltic cognates include Latvian vāvere, Old Prussian weware and the Samogitian dialect's vuoverie. Other Indo-European cognates include Latin vīverra (“ferret”) and Polish wiewiórka.

Lietuviai, latviai, žemaičiai, lenkai nieko neišmano.

Romos imperija!


Vīverra, ferret.

Middle English furet, ferret, from Anglo-Norman firet, furet, diminutive of Old French fuiron (“weasel, ferret”), from Late Latin furo (“cat; robber”), diminutive of Latin fur (“thief”).


Fitch mažina ne tik reitingus.

Kur gyvena šeškas, ten vištų nedrasko.

Vote for me, vote for me!

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