doter

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

doter ‎(plural doters)

  1. One who dotes; a man whose understanding is enfeebled by age; a dotard.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin dōtāre, present active infinitive of dōtō. Doublet of douer.

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doter

  1. (transitive) to endow, donate
  2. (transitive) to fund
    L'école accueille 170 élèves dans des salles propres mais pauvrement dotées.
    The school welcomes 170 pupils in clean but poorly funded (class)rooms.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dōter

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of dōtō

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doter

  1. to doubt
  2. to fear; to be afraid (of)
    • 13th century, Unknown, La Vie de Saint Laurent, page 11, column 1, line 19:
      Saint Lorenz dit torment ne dot
      Saint Laurence says he doesn't fear torture

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This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ts, *-tt are modified to z, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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