dove

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See also: Dove, dov'è, dové, and døve

English[edit]

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rock dove (Columba livia)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English dove, douve, duve, from Old English *dūfe ‎(dove, pigeon), from Proto-Germanic *dūbǭ ‎(dove), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeubʰ- ‎(to whisk, smoke, be obscure). Cognate with Scots doo, dow ‎(dove), Saterland Frisian Duuwe ‎(dove), West Frisian do ‎(dove), Dutch duif ‎(dove, pigeon), Low German (Low Saxon) Duuv ‎(dove, pigeon), German Taube ‎(dove, pigeon), Danish due ‎(dove), Swedish duva ‎(dove), Icelandic dúfa ‎(dove), Gothic 𐌳𐌿𐌱𐍉 ‎(dubo).

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Noun[edit]

dove ‎(plural doves)

  1. A pigeon, especially one smaller in size; a bird (often arbitrarily called either a pigeon or a dove or both) of more than 300 species of the family Columbidae.
  2. (politics) A person favouring conciliation and negotiation rather than conflict (as opposed to hawk).
  3. Term of endearment for one regarded as pure and gentle.
    • Cant. ii. 14
      O my dove, [] let me hear thy voice.
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Etymology 2[edit]

A modern dialectal formation of the strong conjugation, by analogy with drivedrove and weavewove.

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Verb[edit]

dove

  1. (chiefly Canada, US and English dialect) Strong-declension simple past tense of dive
    • 2007: Bob Harris, Who Hates Whom: Well-Armed Fanatics, Intractable Conflicts, and Various Things Blowing up: A Woefully Incomplete Guide, §: Africa, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Côte d’Ivoire, page 80, ¶ 4 (first edition; Three Rivers Press; ISBN 9780307394361)
      When coffee and cocoa prices unexpectedly dove, Côte d’Ivoire quickly went from Africa’s rich kid to crippling debtitude.
  2. (nonstandard) past participle of dive
Usage notes[edit]
  • See dive for dived vs. dove.

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dove m, f ‎(plural doven)

  1. A deaf person.

Adjective[edit]

dove

  1. Inflected form of doof

Verb[edit]

dove

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of doven

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin doga, from Ancient Greek. Compare Italian doga, Venetian dova, doa, French douve.

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dove f ‎(plural dovis)

  1. stave

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin locution ubi, or from a strengthening of Old Italian ove via a prothetic d-.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdove/, [ˈd̪oː.ve]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: dó‧ve

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dove

  1. where
    Lo troverai dove l'hai lasciato. — You'll find it where you left it.

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dove

  1. (interrogative) where, whereabouts
    Dove vai? - Where are you going?
    Dove vivi? - Whereabouts do you live?

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