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daws


noun

  1. jackdaw.
  2. Obsolete. simpleton; fool.

noun

  1. an archaic, dialect, or poetic name for a jackdaw
n.

early 15c., from Proto-Germanic *dakhwo (cf. Old High German taha, German Dohle), perhaps imitative of bird’s cry. Medieval Latin tacula, Italian taccola are said to be Germanic loan words.

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