docga

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown origin. Perhaps from Proto-Germanic *dukkǭ (power, strength, muscle) + diminutive suffix -ga, probably meaning “little dynamo” in the original sense. Akin, if so, to Old English -docce (muscle) (compare fingerdocce (finger-muscle)).

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docga m (nominative plural docgan)

  1. (late) A powerful kind of dog, a hound.

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  • Only attested once, glossing Latin canis.