- 1 English
- 2 Dutch
- 3 Limburgish
- 4 Portuguese
- 5 Welsh
- 6 West Frisian
- (UK) IPA(key): /dəʊ/
- (US) enPR: dō, IPA(key): /doʊ/
- Rhymes: -əʊ
- Homophones: doh, dough, do (in music)
From Middle English do, from Old English dā (“female deer”), from Proto-Germanic *dajjǭ (“female deer, mother deer”), from Proto-Germanic *dajjaną (“to suckle”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁(y)- (“to suck (milk), to suckle”). Cognate with Scots da, dae (“female deer”), Alemannic German tē (“doe”), Danish då (“deer, doe”), Sanskrit धेनु (dhenú, “cow, milk-cow”), Old English dēon (“to suckle”), Old English delu (“teat”). Related also to fellatio, filial, fetus.
doe (plural does)
- A female deer; also used of similar animals such as reindeer, antelope,(less commonly goat as nanny is also used).
- A female rabbit.
- A female hare.
- A female squirrel.
- A female kangaroo.
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.
- Obsolete spelling of
- As salutations, reverences, or conges, by which some doe often purchase the honour, (but wrongfully) to be humble, lowly, and courteous […].
- 1620 Mayflower Compact
- […] a voyage to plant ye first colonie in ye Northerne parts of Virginia, doe by these presents solemnly & mutualy in ye presence of God […]
doe (not comparable)
- first-person singular present indicative of doen
- (archaic) singular present subjunctive of doen
- imperative of doen
|nominative||doe, se||jee||geer, g'r|
- Dative is nowadays obsolete, use accusative instead.
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of doar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of doar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of doar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of doar