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daw

verb \ ˈdȯ , ˈdä \

Definition of daw

intransitive verb
chiefly Scotland
: dawn

Origin and Etymology of daw

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


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daw

noun \ ˈdȯ \

Definition of daw

Origin and Etymology of daw

Middle English dawe; akin to Old High German taha jackdaw


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