doe

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See also: Doe, DOE, do'e, and

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[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.

Noun[edit]

doe (plural does)

  1. A female deer; also used of similar animals such as antelope, (less commonly goat as nanny is also used).
  2. A female rabbit.
  3. A female hare.
  4. A female squirrel.
  5. A female kangaroo.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (female deer): hind (female red deer)
  • (female kangaroo): blue flyer (female red kangaroo)
Translations[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

doe

  1. Obsolete spelling of do
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 17, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes [], book II, London: [] Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount [], OCLC 946730821:
      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 []

Etymology 3[edit]

Adverb[edit]

doe (not comparable)

  1. (African-American Vernacular, MLE) though

Anagrams[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

doe

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Adverb[edit]

doe

  1. (now dialectal) Alternative form of toen.

Conjunction[edit]

doe

  1. (now dialectal) Alternative form of toen.

Anagrams[edit]


Limburgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch du, from Old Dutch thū, from Proto-West Germanic *þū, from Proto-Germanic *þū.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

doe

  1. 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.

Lindu[edit]

Noun[edit]

doe

  1. end; tip

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch thuo.

Adverb[edit]

doe

  1. then, at that time, at the time
  2. then, after that
Alternative forms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Dutch: toen
  • Limburgish: doe

Conjunction[edit]

doe

  1. when, at the time that
Alternative forms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

doe

  1. inflection of doen:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. singular imperative

Further reading[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *dowsants.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

döe f (genitive doat, nominative plural doit)

  1. upper arm

Inflection[edit]

Feminine nt-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative doe doitL doit
Vocative doe doitL doitea
Accusative doitN doitL doitea
Genitive doat doatL doatN
Dative doitL doitib doitib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
doe doe
pronounced with /ð(ʲ)-/
ndoe
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) , “*dowsant-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, pages 103-104

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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]

Adverb[edit]

doe

  1. yesterday

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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.

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • doe”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011