did

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did

  1. (informal) A Roman numeral representing nine hundred and ninety-nine (999).

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English didde, dude, from Old English dyde, *diede, from Proto-Germanic *dedǭ, first and third person singular past indicative of Proto-Germanic *dōną (to do). Cognate with Scots did (did), West Frisian die (did), Dutch deed (did), German tat (did).

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Verb[edit]

did

  1. simple past tense of do
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vi:
      she with liquors strong his eyes did steepe, / That nothing should him hastily awake [...].
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.v:
      The wearie Traueiler, wandring that way, / Therein did often quench his thristy heat, / And then by it his wearie limbes display, / Whiles creeping slomber made him to forget / His former paine [...].
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.v:
      He made him stoup perforce vnto his knee, / And do vnwilling worship to the Saint, / That on his shield depainted he did see [...].

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Novial[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English.

Verb[edit]

did

  1. (auxiliary) added to the front of a verb, it causes that verb to be in the past tense

Usage notes[edit]

  • An equivalent effect can be obtained by adding the ending -d to the verb.

Old Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *dīyos (day) (compare Old Irish día), from Proto-Indo-European *di̯ēus, *dyew-.

Noun[edit]

did m

  1. day

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *dědъ.

Noun[edit]

dȉd m

  1. (Ikavian) grandfather

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