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Etymology of daughter

Posted by Johannes on 8 August 2009

Origin of daughter

The word daughter comes from the proto-German dhukter, which is related to the Greek thygater (daughter; θυγάτηρ).


In German: Tochter

In Swedish: dotter


In modern Greek:
a) thygatera: daughter [θυγατέρα]




Η λέξη daughter (θυγατέρα, κόρη) προέρχεται από το πρωτο-Γερμανικό dhukter, το οποίο σχετίζεται το ελληνικό θυγάτηρ.

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3 Responses to “Etymology of daughter”

  1. Amin said

    daughter word from Turkish word “Dogh” or “Doğ” writing Istanbul Turkish and in English is meaning “Born”
    Daughter =>daught+er . such as Teacher teach+er ,
    Daughter is meaning or equivalent “Creator” Creat+or.
    and Pronounce of daught with dogh or Doğ

  2. Saied Siavoshi said

    After reading this article I felt obliged to make my comment about the origin of name daughter . In this regard I have to say that daughter originated from Persian which perunance dokhtar. As indo iranian language is a branch of indo European language and also so many other names in european language originated from this old language.
    Such as father with is padar in Persian. Also mother which is madar.

  3. David Gardner said

    In Farsi, it is “dokhter” meaning girl. I believe it has ancient Persian origins and also was used by the Ancient Greeks as said above. But I am quite sure it was something in the Middle East before it was used in Greece.

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