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English

A deer (1)

Etymology

Old English dēor, from Germanic *deuzom, from Indo-European *dheusom. Cognate with Dutch dier, German Tier, Swedish djur; and with Lithuanian dvēsti, Russian душа (dušá).

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Noun

Singular
deer

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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a ruminant mammal with antlers and hooves of the family Cervidae or one of several similar animals from related families of the order Artiodactyla
    I wrecked my car after a deer ran across the road.
  2. The meat of such an animal
    Oh I've never had deer before.

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Limburgish

Etymology

From Germanic *deuzom, from Indo-European *dheusom. Cognate with English deer (Old English dēor), Dutch dier, German Tier, Swedish djur; and with Lithuanian dvēsti, Russian душа (dušá).

Noun

deer n

  1. pet
  2. (obsolete) beast, animal

Inflection

Inflection
Root singular Root plural Diminutive singular Diminutive plural
Nominative deer deer deerke deerkes
Genitive deers deer deerkes deerkes
Locative daer daer daerke daerkes
Dative¹ daerem daerer  ?  ?
Accusative¹ deer  ? deerke deerkes
  • Dative and accusative are nowadays obsolete, use nominative instead.

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