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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English dugan, from Proto-Germanic *duganą.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

douen

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To be helpful or beneficial; to have worthiness or use (for something)
  2. (impersonal) To be appropriate or suitable for a given situation.
  3. (intransitive, rare) To be mighty, bold, or hardy.
  4. (intransitive, rare) To attain victory or success; to win.
  5. (transitive, rare) To be able to (perform an act).
ConjugationEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: dow (obsolete)
  • Scots: dow
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French douer.

VerbEdit

douen

  1. Alternative form of dowen