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See also: dóer and dör

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English doer, doar, doere, from Old English dōere (a doer; worker), equivalent to do +‎ -er.

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NounEdit

doer (plural doers)

  1. Someone who does, performs, or executes; an active person, an agent.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, page 295:
      Though his name was closely linked to that of Physiocrats, he was less an armchair intellectual like Quesnay or the elder Mirabeau than a doer in the vein of Bertin and Trudaine [...].
    • 2008, Aleksandra Lojek-Magdziarz, The Guardian, 25 Mar 2008:
      In schools, submission, not curiosity, was a highly valued virtue. Thinkers were out, doers were in.

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AdverbEdit

doer

  1. way over there; far away
    Hulle gesels daar doer.
    They're talking way over there.
    Doer, anderkant die berge!
    Far away, on the other side of the mountains!

Norwegian BokmålEdit

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NounEdit

doer m, n

  1. indefinite plural of do

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese doer, from Latin dolēre, present active infinitive of doleō.

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VerbEdit

doer (past participle doído)

  1. (intransitive) to hurt (to be painful)
    Minha perna doía tanto que eu não conseguia andar.
    My leg was hurting so much that I couldn’t walk.
    Injeções doem.
    Injections hurt.
  2. (figuratively) to hurt; to pain (to cause emotional pain)
    Me dói ver o sofrimento dessas pessoas.
    It pains me to see these people’s suffering.

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WelshEdit

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doer

  1. (literary) present subjunctive impersonal of dod
  2. (literary) imperative impersonal of dod

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
doer ddoer noer unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.