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Webster 1913 Edition


Doter

Dot′er

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Noun.
1.
One who dotes; a man whose understanding is enfeebled by age; a dotard.
Burton.
2.
One excessively fond, or weak in love.
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Doter

DOTER

,
Noun.
1.
One who dotes; a man whose understanding is enfeebled by age; a dotard.
2.
One who is excessively fond, or weakly in love.

Definition 2022


doter

doter

See also: dôter

English

Noun

doter (plural doters)

  1. One who dotes; a man whose understanding is enfeebled by age; a dotard.

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French

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin dōtāre, present active infinitive of dōtō. Doublet of douer.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɔ.te/

Verb

doter

  1. (transitive) to endow, donate
  2. (transitive) to fund
    L'école accueille 170 élèves dans des salles propres mais pauvrement dotées.
    The school welcomes 170 pupils in clean but poorly funded (class)rooms.

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Latin

Verb

dōter

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of dōtō

Old French

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin dubitō.

Verb

doter

  1. to doubt
  2. to fear; to be afraid (of)
    • 13th century, Unknown, La Vie de Saint Laurent, page 11, column 1, line 19:
      Saint Lorenz dit torment ne dot
      Saint Laurence says he doesn't fear torture

Conjugation

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ts, *-tt are modified to z, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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