Definition of da

mother, gave, presented, offered, created, fertility

Other forms

Zaza(Kirmanjki) "daene", Sorani "dan", Gurani "day, dai"


From Avestan
1) dâ "to give, to offer"
2) dâ "to make, to create, to put, to appoint"
3) dâ "to know, to think"
4) dâ "to shut"
5) dâ "wise, prudent"

ultimately from, Proto-Indo-European root meaning *dā- (*dō-) "to give" and from *dhē-, Proto-Indo-European root meaning "to set, put".

Common Anatolian (Hittite, Luwian, Lycian etc.) *da "to give",
Sanskrit dadhati, danam "to give, offering, present",
Hittite dai- "to place",
Greek didomi, didonai, tithenai "to give, offer",
Latin dare "to give, grant, offer," donum "gift",
Old Church Slavonic dati "give" dani "tribute",
Lithuanian duoti "to give" duonis "gift",
Old Irish dan "gift, endowment, talent",
Welsh dawn "gift”,
Old Persian dadaduv "to him to give".

The Greek word of "Theo-" derive from the Ancient Greek word theos (θεός), which means god also has the same root, and old Germanic word of "theud" (people" or "folk") also linked to the same word.

Related words and phrases

dayîn, dan, mother; dayik, dê, mader, dayîk, دایک, deyk, mother, mak, daya
god/deity/theo; xweda, khoda, khuda

It forms or part of

add, dado, data, date "time", dative, deodand, die, donation, donative, anecdote, antidote, betray, condone, dacha, donor, Dorian, Dorothy, dose, dowager, dower, dowry, edition, endow, Eudora, fedora, Isidore, mandate, Pandora, pardon, perdition, Polydorus, render, rent
Updated on June 30, 2023

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