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Definition of da

mother, gave, presented, offered, created, fertility Related words; mother; dayik, dê, mader, dayîk, دایک, deyk, mother, mak, daya god/deity/theo; xweda, khoda, khuda

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",
Old Persian dadaduv "to him to give",
Hittite dai- "to place",
Greek didomi, didonai, tithenai "to give, offer",
Latin dare "to give, grant, offer," donum "gift",
Armenian tam "to give",
Old Church Slavonic dati "give" dani "tribute",
Lithuanian duoti "to give" duonis "gift",
Old Irish dan "gift, endowment, talent",
Welsh dawn "gift”.

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

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 March 18, 2023

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