Dotter

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German toter, tuter, from Old High German totoro, tutaro. The modern consonantism is influenced by dialectal forms with re-voiced or originally unshifted d- (compare Middle Low German dōder). Cognate with Dutch dooier.

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Noun[edit]

Dotter m, n ‎(genitive Dotters, plural Dotter)

  1. yolk

Usage notes[edit]

  • Dotter is used most often in a biological context. It can also be culinary, but for that Eigelb is more common.
  • Several German dictionaries only mention the masculine gender (e.g. Adelungs' dictionary and the Grimms' Deutsches Wörterbuch) or label the neuter gender colloquial (e.g. Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache)

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