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From Old English dohtor, from Proto-Germanic *duhtēr, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰugh₂tḗr. Cognates include (from Germanic) Scots dochter, Dutch dochter, German Tochter, Swedish dotter; (from PIE) Russian дочь (doč), Persian دختر (doχtar), Ancient Greek θυγάτηρ, Lithuanian duktė.

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daughter

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daughter ({{{1}}})
  1. One’s female child.
    I already have a son, so I would like to have a daughter.
    The Chinese and Indians say all too often: "I want a son, not a daughter".
  2. A female descendant.

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