Lexeme – Details – dā

Lexeme

Transcription
Script
IPA
Meaning
female fallow deer
Meaning Note
Grammatical Data
f
Note
Further etymology uncertain. Note forms in modern North Germanic languages: Da. då, dådyr; Sw. dåhjort, Norw. dåhjort, etc. "Thought by some to be a contracted form, cognate with Old High German tâmo, dâmo weak masculine, Middle High German tâme, German dam- (in damhirsch, damwild), < Latin dāma, damma (feminine), sometimes masculine, fallow deer, buck, doe; but there are serious difficulties" (OED 1897). GK proposes an "Anglo-Norse" PGm. *dajō-, *dajōn- f. ‘female animal, (fallow) deer’, "possibly related to *dajjan- v. 'to suckle': cf. Da. då. Other sources (SEO, NOB) suggest that the Nordic words are loaned from the OE word, which is in turn borrowed from PCelt. *damo-.

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Sources

Source
Universitetet i Oslo i samarbeid med Språkrådet (2010). Bokmålsordboka & Nynorskordboka [online]. http://www.nob-ordbok.uio.no/perl/ordbok.cgi?
[NOB]
Source
Den Danske Ordbog (online). Copenhagen: Det Danske Sprog- og Litteraturselskab: http://ordnet.dk/ddo
[DDO]
Source
Hellquist, Elof (1948). Svensk etymologisk ordbok. 3. uppl. Lund: Gleerup
[SEO]
Source
Guus Kroonen. Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill. Brill Online.
[GK]
Source
Simpson, J., & Weiner, E. S. 1989. Oxford English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
[OED]
Source
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
[Farren (2017)]
Location
SU13, SU17, SU19, SU21, SU47, SU49, SU51

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