1、dow- + -ry / -ery.
来自PIE*do, 给予，词源同data, donate. -ry，名词后缀。用于指嫁妆。
- dowry:  English acquired dowry via Anglo- Norman dowarie from Old French douaire (source of the originally synonymous but now little-used dower ). This in turn came from medieval Latin dōtārium, a derivative of Latin dōs ‘dowry’, which was related to dāre ‘give’ (source of English date, donate, etc). Its associated verb, dōtāre ‘endow’, is the ancestor of English endow.
=> date, donate, endow
- dowry (n.)
- early 14c., from Anglo-French dowarie, Old French doaire (late 13c.) "dower, dowry, gift," from Medieval Latin dotarium, from Latin dotare "to endow, portion," from dos (genitive dotis) "marriage portion," from PIE *do-ti (cognates: Sanskrit dadati, Greek didonai, Old Church Slavonic dati, Lithuanian duoti, Armenian tam, all meaning "to give"), from root *do- "to give" (see date (n.1)).
- 1. His family hoped that his bride would bring a large dowry.
- 2. If a young woman did not have a dowry, she went into domestic service.
- 3. The money from her dowry was invested in her mother's store.
- 4. Although ours has been so pure and poor That you can take them no great dowry.
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- 5. As a wife , the woman was protected by the setting up of a dowry or decimum.
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