Ancient Word of the Day: Dam

Ancient word of the day - Dam wolf moon

Dam: To Tame or domesticate from Proto-Indo-European

Other words that originate from Dam are:

Domesticate: Hunter gatherer tribes needed to be able to trust dogs to watch out for bears, wolves and other carnivores. They had to be safe to keep around children and become domesticated.

Tame: The first wolves were domesticated and made tame around 14,000 years ago.

Wild woman quote: show your soul
Wild woman quote: show your soul

Docile: to be made dumb and obedient like livestock

Domable: A 16th century word in English meaning ‘to tame’

Dom: meaning home in Polish.

Polish: Gość w dom, Bóg w dom
Polish: Gość w dom, Bóg w dom

Dominion: A chief or head of a tribe oversees a vast tract of land known as her/his dominion.

Dame/Madam: A lady in charge of a house.

Dominus: The Latin word for a lord or overseer of a home.

References

An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language By Walter W. Skeat (1910)

A Concise Dictionary of Middle English From A.D. 1150 To 1580 by A. L. Mayhew and Walter W. Skeat (1888)

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