Question: What is the husband called when the wife dies?

A widow is a woman whose spouse has died; a widower is a man whose spouse has died.

What do you call a husband with a dead wife?

English Language Learners Definition of widower : a man whose wife has died. See the full definition for widower in the English Language Learners Dictionary. widower.

Why are widows called widows?

A widow is a woman whose husband has died. Back in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, it was common to use widow as a prefix to a womans name, instead of Mrs. The Indo-European root word of widow means be empty.

Can a widower remarry?

REMARRY OR LIVE TOGETHER Some would suggest that getting married is the best and legal way. A widower remarrying or a widow remarrying is legally acceptable, and if the adoption of the kids is one of the objectives, it makes the process easier.

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