daughter

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From Middle English doughter, from Old English dōhtor, from Proto-Germanic *duhtēr (compare Gothic 𐌳𐌰𐌿𐌷𐍄𐌰𐍂(dauhtar), Scots dochter, West Frisian dochter, Dutch dochter, German Tochter, Swedish dotter), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰugh₂tḗr (compare Ancient Greek θυγάτηρ(thugátēr), Gaulish duxtīr, Tocharian A ckācar, Tocharian B tkācer, Lithuanian duktė̃, Armenian դուստր(dustr), Persian دختر(doχtar), Sanskrit दुहितृ(duhitṛ)).

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daughter ‎(plural daughters or daughtren)

  1. One’s female offspring.
    I already have a son, so I would like to have a daughter.
  2. A female descendant.
  3. A daughter language.
  4. (physics) A nuclide left over from radioactive decay.

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Most common English words before 1923: knowledge · hath · table · #536: daughter · makes · laws · run