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Hi Julle, in død (this edit) you deleted the German word from the etymology, with the comment "see . The relevant text: "æda. døth, oldn. (sj.) dauðr, eng. death, ty. tod, got. dauþus; jf. dø, II. død", doesn't really explain your edit. The matter is also complicated by the fact that the etymology seems to be for both the noun and the adjective. ODS has this for the adjective: "glda. dødh(er), æda. døth, run. dåuðr, dǿðr, oldn. dauðr, eng. dead, ty. tot, got. dauþs; egl. part. adj. til dø". It would seem to me, that it doesn't say the origin is Old Norse.
The more modern Danish dictionary DDO has:
- noun: oldnordisk dauðr, tysk Tod – afledt af roden i dø
- adj.: oldnordisk dauðr, tysk tot – oprindelig præteritum participium passiv af verbet dø
I guess they are meant as cognates rather than dual origin.
My etymology book has Proto_Germanic as origin (noun: *dauþu; adj.: *dauþa, dauða.) Maybe *dauþuz, *daudaz, but those pages also assumes Old Norse origin, as opposed to my understanding of the dictionaries.--Leo Laursen – (talk · contribs) 15:11, 25 April 2011 (UTC)