Daw definition

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(scot.) To dawn.
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A western jackdaw, Coloeus monedula; a bird of crow family, more commonly called jackdaw.
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(obsolete except in Scotland) To dawn.
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(obsolete) To wake (someone) up.
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(obsolete) To daunt; to terrify.

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A surname​.
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A jackdaw.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
daw
Plural:
daws

Origin of daw

  • Middle English dawe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English dawe, from Old English dāwe, from Proto-Germanic *dēhǭ (compare German Dahle, Dohle, dialectal Tach), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰākʷ- (compare Old Prussian doacke (“starling”)).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English dawen, from Old English dagian (“to dawn”), from Proto-Germanic *dagāną (“to become day, dawn”), from Proto-Germanic *dagaz (“day”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰAǵʰ- (“day”). More at day.

    From Wiktionary

  • From a Middle English short form of David. Also a nickname from the (jack)daw.

    From Wiktionary