Dird

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon dior from Proto-Germanic *deuzą, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewsóm ‘living thing’ (compare Albanian dash (ram), Lithuanian pl. daũsos (upper air; heaven)), from *dʰews- ‘breath’ (compare Lithuanian dùsti (to sigh), Russian душа (dušá, breath, spirit)), full-grade derivative of *dʰwésmi (compare Lithuanian dvėsti (to breathe, exhale), Sanskrit ध्वंसति (dhvaṃsati, he falls to dust)).

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Dird n (plural Dirde)

  1. animal