From Proto-Albanian *dudā, from Proto-Indo-European *dheu ' to reel, dissipate, blow'. Compare Old Frisian dud (“anesthetization”), Old Norse doðna (“become insensitive”), Old English dydrian (“deceive”), dydring (“yolk”).
From Proto-Albanian *dudā, from Turkish duda, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *dheuḫdh- 'whirl, shake, confuse through another'. Compare Ancient Greek θύσανος (thusanos, “tassel”), Danish dudde (“ryegrass, darnel”), English dodder (“any plant of the genus Cuscuta; any of various choking or climbing weeds”).
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