dove

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See also: Dove, dové, dovê, döve, døve, and dov'è

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English dove, douve, duve, from Old English *dūfe (dove, pigeon), from Proto-Germanic *dūbǭ (dove, pigeon), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewbʰ- (to whisk, smoke, be obscure). Cognate with Scots doo, dow, Saterland Frisian Duuwe, West Frisian do, Dutch duif, Afrikaans duif, Sranan Tongo doifi, German Taube, German Low German Duuv, Dutch Low Saxon duve, doeve, Danish due, Faroese dúgva, Icelandic dúfa, Norwegian Bokmål due, Norwegian Nynorsk due, Swedish duva, Yiddish טויב(toyb), Gothic *𐌳𐌿𐌱𐍉 (*dubō).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dʌv/
  • Rhymes: -ʌv
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

dove (countable and uncountable, plural doves)

  1. (countable) 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. (countable, politics) A person favouring conciliation and negotiation rather than conflict.
    Coordinate term: hawk
  3. (countable) Term of endearment for one regarded as pure and gentle.
  4. A greyish, bluish, pinkish colour like that of the bird.
  5. (slang, countable) Short for love dove (tablet of the drug ecstasy).
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Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian Bokmål: due
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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 England dialect) Strong 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
      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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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdoː.və/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: do‧ve

Etymology 1[edit]

From doof

Noun[edit]

dove m or f (plural doven)

  1. A deaf person.
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Adjective[edit]

dove

  1. Inflected form of doof

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

dove

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of doven

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin doga, from Ancient Greek δοχή (dokhḗ), from Proto-Indo-European *doḱ-éh₂. Compare Italian doga, Venetian dova, doa, French douve.

Noun[edit]

dove f (plural dovis)

  1. stave

Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • dov' (acopic, before a vowel or 'h')

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ubi, or from a strengthening of the older form ove with a prothetic d-. Compare Piedmontese doa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdo.ve/°
  • IPA(key): (traditional) /ˈdo.ve/*
  • Rhymes: -ove
  • Hyphenation: dó‧ve
  • Traditionally, this is one of the few words not ending in a stressed vowel that triggers syntactic gemination of the following consonant, but this no longer applies in modern usage. Hence dove vai? (where are you going?) is traditionally pronounced /ˈdove‿vˈvai/ but in modern usage is /ˈdove ˈvai/.

Conjunction[edit]

dove

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

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Adverb[edit]

dove

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

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

dove

  1. Alternative form of douve

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

dove

  1. neuter singular of doven