doughty

doughty
doughty (adj.) 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. duЕѕij "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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  • Doughty — is a surname, and may refer to: Al Doughty (born 1966), musician and bassist Andrew Doughty (born 1916), leading anesthetist Anthony Doughty (20th century), British musician Arthur Doughty (1860 1936), Canadian civil servant C.N. Doughty (1867… …   Wikipedia

  • Doughty — ist der Name folgender Personen: Charles Montagu Doughty (1843–1926), englischer Schriftsteller und Forschungsreisender Drew Doughty (* 1989), kanadischer Eishockeyverteidiger John Doughty (1754–1826), US amerikanischer General Mike Doughty (*… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Doughty — Dough ty (dou t[y^]), a. [Compar. {Doughtier} (dou t[i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Doughtiest}.] [OE. duhti, dohti, douhti, brave, valiant, fit, useful, AS. dyhtig; akin to G. t[ u]chtig, Dan. dygtig, Sw. dygdig virtuous, and fr. AS. dugan to avail, be of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Doughty —   [ daʊtɪ], Thomas, amerikanischer Maler, * Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) 19. 7. 1793, ✝ New York 22. 7. 1856; Autodidakt. Seine schlichten, idyllischen Landschaftsbilder zeichnen sich durch weiches Kolorit aus. Doughty war Mitbegründer der Hudson… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Doughty — (spr. dautĭ), Charles Montagu, engl. Arabienreisender, geb. 19. Aug. 1843 in Theberton Hall (Suffolk), studierte in Cambridge Naturwissenschaften und bereiste 2 Jahre lang Mittel und Nordarabien. Er schrieb: »Travels in Arabia deserta« (Cambridge …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Doughty — (spr. dautĭ), Charles Montagu, Forschungsreisender, geb. 19. Aug. 1843 in Theberton Hall (Suffolk), entdeckte auf seiner zweijährigen Reise in Mittel und Nordarabien viele Inschriften und Denkmäler; schrieb: »Travels in Arabia deserta« (1888) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • doughty — index heroic, indomitable, spartan, undaunted Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • doughty — *brave, courageous, unafraid, fearless, intrepid, valiant, valorous, dauntless, undaunted, bold, audacious Analogous words: venturesome, *adventurous, daring …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • doughty — ► ADJECTIVE (doughtier, doughtiest) archaic or humorous ▪ brave and resolute. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • Doughty — [dout′ē] C(harles) M(ontagu) 1843 1926; Eng. travel writer & poet …   English World dictionary

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