doughter

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From Old English dohtor, from Proto-Germanic *duhtēr, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰugh₂tḗr.

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doughter (plural doughters or doughtren or deghter or (rare) doughter or (rare) deghteres or (rare) dehtren, genitive doughter or doughters)

  1. One's daughter; one's female direct progeny.
  2. One of one's female inheritors (also used metaphorically in religion)
  3. A woman who lives in or inhabits a certain nation.
  4. A religious woman, especially one who has given herself to the monastic lifestyle.
  5. A habit or behaviour viewed as one of the mental progeny of someone or something.
  6. A term of friendship used when talking to a woman.

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