- adj. 强的；勇敢的；刚强的
- n. (Doughty)人名；(英)道蒂
- doughty:  Doughty originally had the rather general sense ‘worthy, virtuous’ – ‘brave’ is a secondary specialization. It comes from late Old English dohtig, an unexplained variant of an earlier Old English dyhtig, which appears to have derived ultimately from a prehistoric Germanic *duhtiz ‘ability, capacity’. This in turn came from a verb *dugan ‘be able or strong’, which itself came into Old English and survived dialectally until the 19th century as dow ‘be able to do something’ or ‘thrive’.
- doughty (adj.)
- Old English dohtig "competent, good, valiant," from dyhtig "strong," related to dugan "to be fit, be able, be strong," and influenced by its past participle, dohte.
All from Proto-Germanic *duhtiz- (cognates: Middle High German tühtec, German tüchtig, Middle Dutch duchtich), from PIE *dheugh- "to be fit, be of use, proper" (cognates: German Tugend "virtue," Greek teukhein "to make ready," Irish dual "becoming, fit," Russian dužij "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.
- 1. His doughty campaigns for the underprivileged have earned him national respect.
- 2. Most of successful men have the characteristics of contumacy and doughty.
- 3. The doughty old man battled his illness with fierce determination.
- 4. Doughty beauty is an aesthetic category that has been advanced by Mr.
- 5. Bob Doughty reads from the diary of Daniel Bursch.
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