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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From earlier *θύγατηρ ‎(*thúgatēr) (compare with the Homeric accusative form θύγατρα ‎(thúgatra) created to avoid the four syllables of θυγατέρα ‎(thugatéra) and fit the hexameter) via Limitation Law which required the accent to be placed on the last two syllables, due to the long final syllable. Further via Proto-Hellenic *tʰugatēr (compare Mycenaean Greek 𐀶𐀏𐀳 ‎(tu-ka-te)), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰugh₂tḗr. Cognate with Sanskrit दुहितृ ‎(duhitṛ), Gothic 𐌳𐌰𐌿𐌷𐍄𐌰𐍂 ‎(dauhtar), Old Church Slavonic дъщи ‎(dŭšti), and Old English dohtor (English daughter).

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θυγάτηρ ‎(thugátērf ‎(genitive θῠγᾰτέρος or θῠγᾰτρός); third declension

  1. daughter
  2. female slave, maid-servant

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