Synonyms for daughter

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DAUGHTER

On a morning late in May Mrs. Bines and her daughter were at breakfast.

Eucoline, the daughter of Agatho, attended me, carrying a lighted torch.

But, my daughter, why is it that the commands of Phidias would have made you unhappy?

Mr. Paine and his daughter were present, and Halbert Davis also.

He was rich and he was willing to take the daughter without a single penny.

The daughter of Pharaoh saw the youth and desired him for her husband.

The daughter looked at me again, and sickened me with her unmeaning laughter.

There is too much of the mother in it, to a daughter so unaccountably obstinate.

We will not appear like fools in this matter, and as if we have no authority over our own daughter.

Oh, Austin, there's no living woman whom I would sooner call my daughter.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English dohtor, from Proto-Germanic *dochter, earlier *dhukter (cf. Old Saxon dohtar, Old Norse dottir, Old Frisian and Dutch dochter, German Tochter, Gothic dauhtar), from PIE *dhugheter (cf. Sanskrit duhitar-, Avestan dugeda-, Armenian dustr, Old Church Slavonic dušti, Lithuanian dukte, Greek thygater). The common Indo-European word, lost in Celtic and Latin (Latin filia "daughter" is fem. of filius "son"). The modern spelling evolved 16c. in southern England. Daughter-in-law is attested from late 14c.

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nounchild
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