Man in his primeval dower arrayed.
Origin of dower
- Middle English douere from Old French douaire from Medieval Latin dōtārium, dōārium from Latin dōs dōt- dowry dō- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English dowere, from Old French doeire, from Medieval Latin dōtārium, from Latin dōs, dōtis.