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- A department in southwest France, in the region of Aquitaine.
- A river that flows from south-central France into the Garonne.
Folk etymology derives it from two mountain streams, Dor (shortened from mont d' or (“mountain of gold”) and dogne, from dord (“babbling, muttering”) (imitative) + aven (“river”), though this may have influenced the spelling.
- Charnock, Richard Stephen (1859): Local Etymology: A Derivative Dictionary of Geographical Names
- Siegel, William (1961): Early Europeans: Lapps, Alpines, Lesghians, Semites, Hamites, Guti, Kelto-Phoenicians, Satem Indo-Europeans and the Formation of the Kentum Group