DAD DOAD Dalet-Vav-Dalet
DODE דוד [DD]
ROOTS: DAD or DADDY, the informal term for father, does not appear before 1500, and is often dismissed as slang. The rootless cosmopolitans behind the Amer. Heritage Dict. write, “of baby-talk origin.” Spoken from deep racism, but shallow scholarship. As a “father” word, or term of endearment (see this DUDE at “TOOTS”), this double-dental word is far too ancient and universal to be taken lightly.
Edenic דד Dalet-Dalet can signify any beloved male relative, friend or lover, while דוד DOAD is specifically an uncle – Leviticus 10:4. More than a cousin’s DADDY, the double-dental word in Japanese, otto, means husband. דודי DOADeeY is "my beloved in Songs 1:8, 9, 10. The related “lover” term is ידיד YiDeeYD (Deuteronomy 33:12). Double dental (TT) uncle and aunt words, like Russian DiáDia дядя (uncle), are best seen in Slavic (at “TOOTS” and below), or Latvian and Lithuanian dėdė as uncle. But note the Finnish aunt, tati. The feminine דד Dalet-Dalet term, used for aunt, appears in Exodus 8:20 and Lev 18:14. דודים DOADeeYM means physical love in Ezekiel 23:17 and Proverbs 7:18. Commentators are not sure what to make of the דודאים DOODA’eeYM of Genesis 30:14. “Mandrakes” or not, they were used with fertile results to obtain Jacob’s conjugal services.
BRANCHES: YeDiD ידיד , intimate friend, lover, is from someone you walk hand-in-hand with [ Rabbi Simcha Krauss] YaD יד means hand (see “KARATE.”)
Turkish DUDE or friend is dadas ( pal, comrade), a ידיד YiDeeYD. A DADDY DOTES often on his young children, and vice versa. No source before Middle English doten is known.
In Swahili the double-dental word for a dear female relative is dada (sister). The address for an older male family member is dádá. Also Hamitic (African) is Igbo déède. These forms of דודה DOADaH (aunt) also do not have to be actual relatives. Like Turkish dadi, nursemaid, nanny. More on AUNT at “EL NIÑO.”
Global DADS include:
Aroana (Bolivian Amazon) tadi, Aztec tahtil, ta, Basque aita (father) and aitatxo (dad) and aitaita (grandfather), Czech, Irish and Latin daid, German Vati, Greek tata, Inca tayta, Inuit ataatak, Hungarian atya, Latvian tetis, Lithuanian tėtis or tete, Maya tat and tata, Nahuatl tatli, Polish tatus and tata, Quechua tayta, Rumanian tata, Russian dyadya and otets отец, Sanskrit tatah, Sumerian ada, Tagalog tatay, Turkish ata , Yiddish tate and Welsh tad .
The Japanese word for "father," chichi, seems not to fit. But it is from the older titi.
In Kannada /Dravidian da_do is a term of respect for an older man. [FA]
Perhaps the strangest, most stretched-out double-dental word for a DADA is Sinhala (Sri Lanka) thaahth-thaaah.
Among native North American DADDIES there is: Algonquin tatag, Biloxi, adi, Cherokee udoda, Hidatsa tatis, Hopi taata, Kenora taitas, Koasati: Muskogean taata; Micmac tatat, Minetare tanta, Navaho ta, Omaha dada and Otchipwe dede.
To nail the Dalet-Vav-Dalet as related to the Biblical "uncle," the Koasati taatasi means "uncle (on father's side)."
A DD male relative who is neither one’s father or uncle is Sanskrit dada (brother).
See Dalet-Dalet or double-dental “aunt” or beloved female words at “TITTIE.” More erotic double-dental body parts at “UDDER.” Double bilabial “pappa” words are at “ABBOT.”
Dalet-Vav-Dalet is the name דוד DaVeeD or David (which means beloved). See “DAVID.” In Arabic the name is pronounced Dawoud. The Israeli slang is Dudu, most like DADDY. More “aunts” at “DAVID.”
SLAVIC cements the DAD-UNCLE-AUNT link to Edenic דוד DOAD (uncle), דודה DOADaH, (aunt), ידיד YeDeeYD any beloved friend, including a DOTING (DOTE has no IE "root") aunt or uncle: [Stiv Nikolić ]
DyaDya дядя (uncle) -- Russian
DyaDʹko (uncle) -- Ukrainian
DziaDźka (uncle) -- Belarusian
oTeTs отец (father) -- Russian
TáTa (dad, father) -- Czech
TaTko (father) -- Bulgarian
Tatus (daddy) -- Polish
TeTa (aunt) -- Czech, Slovak, Slovenian
TeTak (uncle) -- Croatian, Serbian
TeTka (aunt) -- Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian
TeTya тетя (aunt) -- Russian
TiTka (aunt) -- Ukrainian
[“Aunt” words like Polish ciotka are pronounced “tshotka;” “Uncle” words not pure double-dentals include Bosnian teča “tetcha;” “Father” words like Slovak Otec are pronounced “o-tyets.” )
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