Origin of domestic
historical usage of domestic
When the adjective domestic first appeared in English in the early 16th century, it meant “housed.” The sense “relating to one’s own country” dates to 1545, and Shakespeare was presumably the first to use domestic in the sense “relating to one’s home or family affairs.”
The noun domestic “something made in the home” dates from the first half of the 17th century. In the United States, in the first half of the 19th century, domestic developed the specific meaning “homemade cotton cloth.” Its plural domestics now means “household items made of cloth, such as sheets, towels, and tablecloths.”
Domus comes from the Proto-Indo-European root dem-, dom- (with variants) used to form a verb “to chop (wood), build" as well as the noun "a house.” Dom- is also the source of Greek dómos “house,” Sanskrit dáma- “house, building,” Slavic dom “house, home.” The variant dem- forms Greek démein “to build”; the suffixed root demro- becomes timra- in Germanic, whose derivative noun timram “building material, wood,” becomes timber in English.
The English word dome, “a vault, having a circular plan and usually in the shape of a portion of a sphere,” ultimately derives from Latin domus (Deī) “house (of God),” which becomes Italian duomo and German Dom, both meaning “cathedral.”
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How to use domestic in a sentence
“He really has not accomplished anything outside of domestic play,” Turley said bluntly, adding he felt that Bjerg was rarely the fault point during TSM’s repeated failures to advance out of the group stage.
In the end, these bets overwhelmingly paid off, providing a vital boost to the domestic solar, wind, and EV industries.
Niu reported a similar trend, with domestic sales rising 68 percent.E-scooters are getting computer vision to curb pedestrian collisions|Dalvin Brown|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
A man assaulted two family members with a knife during a domestic dispute.
Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, 56, is chief executive of Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger organization in the country, with a network of 200 food banks, 60,000 food pantries and meals programs, and 2 million volunteers.‘What we’ve seen since covid has been a precipitous increase in need,’ says Feeding America CEO|KK Ottesen|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
Domestically, the prime minister maintains the dubious line that he is the only man who can keep the still-fragile peace.
“Internationally there has been a lot of horror and contempt for her actions, domestically very little,” he said.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays|Bel Trew|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But since the crop is not grown domestically, it needs to be imported.Chinese Getting Hooked on the Middle East's Favorite Drug|Brendon Hong|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Domestically, the former governor offers an avowedly nationalistic agenda, focused on American self-sufficiency.Iowa Frontrunner Mike Huckabee Talks to The Daily Beast|Lloyd Green|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The SpaceX Falcon 9v1.1, all privately funded, all domestically sourced, can carry 28,990 lbs.Why Does the USA Depend on Russian Rockets to Get Us Into Space?|P. J. O’Rourke|June 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Domestically, this is a musical country, and local performers are never hard to find.Thirty Years in Australia|Ada Cambridge
This Poem is a very charming conception of what their lives might have domestically been, if Hallam had been spared.A Key to Lord Tennyson's 'In Memoriam'|Alfred Gatty
One half of all the manufactures of the country are produced domestically—that is, without motive power or machinery.Up To Date Business|Various
He had been a resentful, domestically tyrannical immigrant Englishman, who held in contempt every American trait and institution.T. Tembarom|Frances Hodgson Burnett
Since then, the taste for dining domestically away from home has come considerably into fashion.