Éwer. n.s. [from eau, perhaps anciently eu, water.] A vessel in which water is brought for washing hands.
I dreamt of a silver bason and ewer to-night. Shakes. Timon.
Let one attend him with a silver bason
Full of rosewater, and bestrew'd with flowers;
Another bear the ewer, a third a diaper;
And say, wil't please your lordship cool your hands? Shak.
The golden ewer a maid obsequious brings,
Replenish'd from the cool, translucent springs;
With copious water the bright vase supplies
A silver laver, of capacious size:
They wash. Pope's Odyssey, b. i. l. 179.