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Etymology 1Edit

From Old French dove, doue, from Latin doga, from Ancient Greek δοχή (dokhḗ), from Proto-Indo-European *doḱ-éh₂.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

douve f (plural douves)

  1. moat (defensive ditch)
  2. stave (of a barrel)

Etymology 2Edit

From Late Latin dolva.

NounEdit

douve f (plural douves)

  1. fluke (parasitic flatworm)

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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Old English *dūfe, from Proto-Germanic *dūbǭ.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈduːv(ə)/, /ˈduː(ə)/, /ˈduːf(ə)/

NounEdit

douve (plural douves)

  1. A dove, pigeon, or similar bird.
  2. An affectionate term of familiarity.

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: dove
  • Scots: doo, dow

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