Definitions starting with D

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da(3)

[Car.; DJE: "prob. fr. de to be (located) + a introducer, but cf. Twi da lie, be situated...A word introducing statements and giving them emphasis: It is, there is, etc."; cf. Holm 1980c) highlighter, Obs? introducing and emphasizing n. phrases: 1918 Da 'im you eat (Parsons 104). cf. THA'S

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Last update: 2012-01-17 08:55
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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