Dotter

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German[edit]

Wachteldotter

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɔtɐ/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German toter, tuter, from Old High German totoro, tutaro, from Proto-Germanic *dudrą. The modern form with initial d- and internal -tt- is of dialectal, probably Bavarian, origin. Cognate with Dutch dooier, Old English dydrin.

Noun[edit]

Dotter m or n (genitive Dotters, plural Dotter)

  1. yolk
    Synonyms: Eigelb, Eidotter
Usage notes[edit]
  • Dotter is used most often to describe lifeforms. It can also be culinary, but for that Eigelb is more common.
  • The neuter gender is used less and sometimes deemed colloquial.
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle High German toter, tother, from Old High German totir, from Proto-Germanic *dudraz.

Noun[edit]

Dotter m (genitive Dotters, plural Dotter)

  1. dodder (Cuscuta gen. et spp. and Camelina gen. et spp.)
    Synonym: Seide
Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Dotter” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Dotter in Duden online