daw

verb
\ˈdȯ, ˈdä\

Definition of daw 

(Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

chiefly Scotland

: dawn

daw

noun
\ˈdȯ \

Definition of daw (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of daw

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for daw

Verb

Middle English, from Old English dagian; akin to Old High German tagēn to dawn, Old English dæg day

Noun

Middle English dawe; akin to Old High German taha jackdaw

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