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Irish Gaelic donaidhe; akin to Middle Irish dona wretched
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“Dawny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dawny. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.
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