from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A jackdaw.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A western jackdaw, Corvus monedula; a bird of crow family, more commonly called jackdaw.
- n. An idiot, a simpleton; fool.
- v. To dawn.
- v. To wake (someone) up.
- v. To daunt; to terrify.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A European bird of the Crow family (Corvus monedula), often nesting in church towers and ruins; a jackdaw.
- intransitive v. To dawn.
- transitive v. To rouse.
- transitive v. To daunt; to terrify.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To become day; dawn.
- n. A jackdaw. See dawcock.
- n. A foolish, empty fellow.
- n. A sluggard; a slattern.
- To thrive; prosper; recover health or spirits.
- To cause to recover one's spirits; hearten; encourage; cheer.
- To daunt; frighten.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. common black-and-grey Eurasian bird noted for thievery
Middle English dawe.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English dawe, from Old English dāwe, from Proto-Germanic *dēhōn (compare German Dahle, Dohle, dialectal Tach), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰākʷ- (compare Old Prussian doacke ("starling")). (Wiktionary)
Middle English dawen, from Old English dagian ("to dawn"), from Proto-Germanic *dagānan (“to become day, dawn”), from Proto-Germanic *dagaz (“day”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰAǵʰ- (“day”). More at day. (Wiktionary)