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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse deypa (to dip in water, baptize), inherited from Proto-Germanic *daupijaną (to dip), cognate with Gothic 𐌳𐌰𐌿𐍀𐌾𐌰𐌽 (daupjan, immerse, baptize), likely originally a causative of Proto-Germanic *dūbaną (to dive, sink). Compare also Danish dyppe (to dip), a later borrowing from Low German düppen.

VerbEdit

døbe (imperative døb, infinitive at døbe, present tense døber, past tense døbte, perfect tense har døbt)

  1. to baptize
  2. to name

ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • døbe” in Den Danske Ordbog
  • Kroonen, Guus (2013), “daupjan-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 91