Origin of daughter
Examples from the Web for daughter
Then came Bess Myerson, a daughter of Russian-Jewish immigrants who was raised in the Sholem Aleichem Houses in the Bronx.
Like most Jewish mothers, Myerson thought her daughter could do better.
I noticed a picture of her daughter, who was my classmate, and out of curiosity visited her page.50 Shades of Iran: The Mullahs’ Kinky Fantasies about Sex in the West|IranWire, Shima Sharabi|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Her daughter, Elaina, 24, a trained costume designer and makeup artist, helps out by sewing clothes.
They were across the street from a fire station, close enough for his daughter to yell for help.
His whole nervous system became affected, and it was apparent even to his daughter's eyes, that he was a very unhappy man.How It All Came Round|L. T. Meade
He thought it an affront to his own person that that of his daughter should be so tranquilly regarded.Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Yes, I am proud of my dear daughter whom I have not seen in fifteen years.The Girls at Mount Morris|Amanda Minnie Douglas
Jabez Smith acknowledged his identity and received news of his brother-in-law and his daughter with no signs of pleasure.Ethel Morton's Enterprise|Mabell S.C. Smith
I heard that this lady' (bowing to the Countess) 'was his daughter.'Evan Harrington, Complete|George Meredith
British Dictionary definitions for daughter
Word Origin for daughter
Word Origin and History for daughter
Old English dohtor, from Proto-Germanic *dochter, earlier *dhukter (cf. Old Saxon dohtar, Old Norse dottir, Old Frisian and Dutch dochter, German Tochter, Gothic dauhtar), from PIE *dhugheter (cf. Sanskrit duhitar-, Avestan dugeda-, Armenian dustr, Old Church Slavonic dušti, Lithuanian dukte, Greek thygater). The common Indo-European word, lost in Celtic and Latin (Latin filia "daughter" is fem. of filius "son"). The modern spelling evolved 16c. in southern England. Daughter-in-law is attested from late 14c.