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From French dompter, from Middle French dompter, from Old French donter, danter, from Latin domitō. Doublet of daunt.



dompt (third-person singular simple present dompts, present participle dompting, simple past and past participle dompted)

  1. (transitive) To hold off; to keep at bay.
    • 1947, Albert Viney, The Ballet of Moments Unborn: A Novel, page 244:
      A hero dompts Mattatias, too, a hero of rare astuteness, one who, as we watch, fends off by his quick wits the pogrom which he sees impending over Jerusalem.
    • 1977, Grahame Clark, World Prehistory: In New Perspective, page 236:
      Another knife-handle, this time of ivory from Gebel el-Arak, has been carved to show on one face combats between men and boats with standards and upturned ends and on the other a man dompting two lions.
    • 1987, Ann Elizabeth Farkas, ‎Prudence Oliver Harper, ‎Evelyn Byrd Harrison, Monsters and Demons in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds (page 16)
      For unknown reasons, the motif of a dompted pair of serpo-felines became the emblem of Cusae, a town in Middle Egypt []



dompt f

  1. a little flour