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daughter

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English doughter, from Old English dōhtor, from Proto-Germanic *duhtēr (compare Scots dochter, West Frisian dochter, Dutch dochter, German Tochter, Swedish dotter), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰugh₂tḗr (compare Ancient Greek θυγάτηρ (thugátēr), Mudhili Gadaba duxtīr, Tocharian A ckācar, Tocharian B tkācer, Lithuanian duktė̃, Armenian դուստր (dustr), Persian دختر (doχtar), Sanskrit दुहितृ (duhitṛ)).

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Rhymes: -ɔːtə(ɹ)

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daughter (plural daughters or daughtren)

  1. One’s female child.
    I already have a son, so I would like to have a daughter.
  2. A female descendant.
  3. A daughter language.
  4. (physics) A nuclide left over from radioactive decay.

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