charles montagu doughty


Charles Montagu [mon-tuh-gyoo] , 1843–1926, English traveler and writer. Unabridged
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doughty (ˈdaʊtɪ)
adj , -tier, -tiest
hardy; resolute
[Old English dohtig; related to Old High German toht worth, Middle Dutch duchtich strong, Greek tukhē luck]

Doughty (ˈdaʊtɪ)
Charles Montagu. 1843--1926, English writer and traveller; author of Travels in Arabia Deserta (1888)

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Word Origin & History

O.E. dohtig "competent, good, valiant," from dyhtig "strong," related to dugan "to be fit, be able, be strong," and influenced by its p.p., dohte. All from P.Gmc. *duhtiz- (cf. M.H.G. tühtec, Ger. tüchtig, M.Du. duchtich), from PIE *dheugh- "to be fit, be of use, proper" (cf. Ger. Tugend "virtue,"
Gk. teukhein "to make ready," Ir. dual "becoming, fit," Rus. duzij "strong, robust"). Rare after 17c.; in deliberately archaic or mock-heroic use since c.1800. If it had survived, its modern form would be dighty.
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charles montagu doughty

British traveller, widely regarded as one of the greatest of all Western travellers in Arabia

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