dow

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

PIE root
*dʰewgʰ-

From Old English dugan, from Proto-Germanic *duganą.

Verb[edit]

dow ‎(third-person singular simple present dows, present participle dowing, simple past and past participle dowed or dought)

  1. (obsolete) To be worth.
  2. (obsolete) To be of use, have value.
  3. To have the strength for, to be able to.
  4. To thrive, prosper.

Etymology 2[edit]

From French douer, from Latin dōtō.

Verb[edit]

dow ‎(third-person singular simple present dows, present participle dowing, simple past and past participle dowed)

  1. To furnish with a dower; to endow.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

dow ‎(plural dows)

  1. Alternative form of dhow

Anagrams[edit]


German Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with English deaf. The second meaning stems from the old misconception that dumb or deaf people were mentally disabled. German doof is taken from this word.

Adjective[edit]

dow

  1. deaf
  2. dumb (not clever)

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish dam ‎(ox, stag).

Noun[edit]

dow m (genitive ?, plural dew)

  1. ox
  2. stag, hart