See also: dau

Central FranconianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old High German *dou, northern variant of tou.

Alternative formsEdit

  • Dou (alternative spelling; chiefly used for Moselle Franconian dialects)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Dau m (no plural)

  1. (most dialects) dew

Etymology 2Edit

From the verb däue. Compare Dutch douw.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Dau m (plural Daue)

  1. (Ripuarian) push
    Däm moss mer ens ene Dau jevve, datt e noh vüre kütt.
    He’d need to be given a push, so that he might get ahead.

Saterland FrisianEdit

 
Dau (1) ap dät Gäärs.
 
Dau (2).

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian dāw, from Proto-West Germanic *dauw. Cognates include West Frisian dau and German Tau.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Dau m (uncountable)

  1. dew
  2. drizzle

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “Dau”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN