doe

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English do, from Old English ‎(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 ‎(doe), Danish ‎(deer, doe), Sanskrit धेनु ‎(dhenú, cow, milk-cow), Old English dēon ‎(to suckle), Old English delu ‎(teat). Related also to fellatio, filial, fetus.

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Noun[edit]

doe ‎(plural does)

  1. A female deer; also used of similar animals such as reindeer, antelope, goat.
  2. A female fallow deer.
  3. A female rabbit.
  4. A female hare.
  5. A female squirrel.
  6. A female kangaroo

Synonyms[edit]

  • (female deer): hind (female red deer)
  • (female kangaroo): blue flyer (female red kangaroo)

Translations[edit]

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Verb[edit]

doe

  1. obsolete spelling of do
    • 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...
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.17:
      As salutations, reverences, or conges, by which some doe often purchase the honour, (but wrongfully) to be humble, lowly, and courteous [].

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Dutch[edit]

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Verb[edit]

doe

  1. first-person singular present indicative of doen
  2. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of doen
  3. imperative of doen

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Limburgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch thū, from Proto-Germanic *þū. Related to English thou.

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Pronoun[edit]

doe

  1. (personal) thou, you (singular)

Inflection[edit]

Singular Dual Plural
nominative doe, se jee geer, g'r
genitive diener, diens öcher öcher
locative diches öches öches
vocative de! jee! jee!
dative dir öch öch
accusative¹ dich öch öch
  • Dative is nowadays obsolete, use accusative instead.

Portuguese[edit]

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Verb[edit]

doe

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of doar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of doar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of doar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of doar

Welsh[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

doe

  1. yesterday

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Old English þā ‎(then, at that time).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

doe

  1. then, at that time (which is presumably in the past)
    Doe, saken wienen net lykas no. Then, things were not like now.