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dow1

[dou, doh] /daʊ, doʊ/
verb (used without object), dowed or dought
[dout] /daʊt/ (Show IPA),
dowing. Scot. and North England
1.
to be able.
2.
to thrive; prosper; do well.
Origin of dow1
900
before 900; Middle English dowen, doghen, Old English dugan to be worthy; cognate with German taugen; cf. doughty

dow2

[dou] /daʊ/
noun
1.
dhow.

dhow

[dou] /daʊ/
noun
1.
any of various types of sailing vessels used by Arabs on the east African, Arabian, and Indian coasts, generally lateen-rigged on two or three masts.
Origin
1795-1805; < Arabic dāwa
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dhow

/daʊ/
noun
1.
a lateen-rigged coastal Arab sailing vessel with one or two masts
Word Origin
C19: from Arabic dāwa

Dow

/daʊ; Dutch dɔu/
noun
1.
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dhow

n.

1799, original language unknown, "single-masted native vessel used on Arabian Sea," later widely applied to all Arab vessels. Klein suggests a relation to Persian dav "running."

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