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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

VerbEdit

dow (third-person singular simple present dows, present participle dowing, simple past and past participle dowed or dought)

  1. (obsolete) To be worth.
  2. (obsolete) To be of use, have value.
  3. (obsolete) To have the strength for, to be able to.
  4. (obsolete) To thrive, prosper.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English dowen, from Old French douer, from Latin dōtō.

VerbEdit

dow (third-person singular simple present dows, present participle dowing, simple past and past participle dowed)

  1. To furnish with a dower; to endow.

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

dow (plural dows)

  1. Alternative form of dhow

AnagramsEdit


German Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with English deaf. The second meaning stems from the old misconception that dumb or deaf people were mentally disabled. German doof is taken from this word.

AdjectiveEdit

dow

  1. deaf
  2. dumb (not clever)

ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish dam (ox, stag).

NounEdit

dow m (genitive singular ?, plural dew)

  1. ox
  2. stag, hart

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

dow

  1. Alternative form of dogh