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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Daughter  \Daugh"ter\,  n.;  pl  {Daughters};  obs.  pl  {Daughtren}. 
  [OE.  doughter,  doghter,  dohter,  AS  dohtor,  dohter;  akin  to 
  OS  dohtar  D.  dochter  G.  tochter,  Icel.  d[=o]ttir,  Sw 
  dotter,  Dan.  dotter,  datter,  Goth.  da['u]htar,,  OSlav. 
  d[u^]shti,  Russ.  doche,  Lith.  dukt[=e],  Gr  qyga`thr,  Zend. 
  dughdhar  Skr.  duhit[.r];  possibly  originally,  the  milker, 
  cf  Skr.  duh  to  milk.  [root]68,  245.] 
  1.  The  female  offspring  of  the  human  species;  a  female  child 
  of  any  age;  --  applied  also  to  the  lower  animals. 
 
  2.  A  female  descendant;  a  woman. 
 
  This  woman,  being  a  daughter  of  Abraham.  --Luke 
  xiii.  16. 
 
  Dinah,  the  daughter  of  Leah,  which  she  bare  unto 
  Jacob,  went  out  to  see  the  daughter  of  the  land. 
  --Gen.  xxxiv 
  1. 
 
  3.  A  son's  wife;  a  daughter-in-law. 
 
  And  Naomi  said  Turn  again  my  daughters.  --Ruth.  i. 
  11. 
 
  4.  A  term  of  address  indicating  parental  interest. 
 
  Daughter,  be  of  good  comfort.  --Matt.  ix 
  22. 
 
  {Daughter  cell}  (Biol.),  one  of  the  cells  formed  by  cell 
  division.  See  {Cell  division},  under  {Division}. 




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