klausnick/莫罗佐夫·尼科莱/профан (klausnick) wrote,
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Dame Duck's Lessons to her Ducklings

Dame Duck's Lessons to her Ducklings ...

Old Mother Duck[НВ1] has hatched[НВ2] a brood[НВ3]

Of ducklings, small and callow[НВ5] :

Their little wings[НВ7] are short, their down[НВ8]

Is mottled[НВ10] grey and yellow.


[НВ1] Origin of DUCK

Middle English duk, doke, from Old English dūce

First Known Use: before 12th century

[НВ2]}Origin of HATCH

Middle English hacchen; akin to Middle High German heckento mate

First Known Use: 13th century

[НВ3Origin of BROOD

Middle English, from Old English brōd; akin to Middle High German bruot brood and perhaps to Old English beormayeast — more at barm

First Known Use: before 12th century

[НВ5]Origin of CALLOW

Middle English calu bald, from Old English; akin to Old High German kalo bald, Old Church Slavic golŭ bare

First Known Use: 1580

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English calwe (bald), from Old English calu (callow, bare, bald), from Proto-Germanic *kalwaz (bare, naked, bald), from Proto-Indo-European*gAlw- (naked, bald). Cognate with West Frisian keal (bald), Dutch kaal (bald), German kahl (bald), Russian голый (gólyj, nude).

{C}[НВ7]{C}Origin of WING

Middle English winge, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Dan & Swedish vinge wing; akin to Sanskrit vāti it blows — more atwind

First Known Use: 13th century

[НВ8]Origin of DOWN

Middle English doun, from Old Norse dūnn

First Known Use: 14th century

[НВ10]Origin of MOTTLE

probably back-formation from motley

First Known Use: 1676

Tags: английский язык, фольклор, этимология
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