daughter

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From Middle English doughter, from Old English dohtor, 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 (dúhitṛ)).

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daughter (plural daughters or (archaic) daughtren)

  1. One’s female offspring.
    I already have a son, so I would like to have a daughter.
  2. A female descendant.
    • C. S. Lewis
      Daughter of Eve from the far land of Spare Oom where eternal summer reigns around the bright city of War Drobe, how would it be if you came and had tea with me?
  3. A daughter language.
  4. (physics) A nuclide left over from radioactive decay.
  5. (by extension) a female character of a creator


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