dowf

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse daufr (deaf) (whence also Icelandic daufur (deaf, dull)), from Proto-Germanic *daubaz (deaf), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰūbʰ-, *dʰūp- (to smoke). Cognate with Old English dēaf (deaf). Compare dove ("to slumber"). More at deaf.

Adjective[edit]

dowf (comparative more dowf, superlative most dowf)

  1. Dull; flat; denoting a defect of spirit, animation, or courage; melancholy; gloomy; inactive; listless; lethargic; pithless; vapid; lacking force; frivolous.
  2. (of a sound) Dull; hollow.