fawn vs kotow what difference

what is difference between fawn and kotow

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɔːn/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːn
  • Homophone: faun

Etymology 1

From Middle English foun, fawne, from Old French faon, from Vulgar Latin *fetonem, from Latin fētus (offspring, young), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suckle, nurse)

Noun

fawn (plural fawns)

  1. A young deer.
  2. A pale brown colour tinted with yellow, like that of a fawn.
  3. (obsolete) The young of an animal; a whelp.
    • she [the tigress] rageth upon the shore and the sands, for the losse of her fawnes
Derived terms
  • in fawn
Translations

Adjective

fawn (not comparable)

  1. Of the fawn colour.
Derived terms
  • fawn lily
Translations

Verb

fawn (third-person singular simple present fawns, present participle fawning, simple past and past participle fawned)

  1. (intransitive) To give birth to a fawn.

Etymology 2

From Middle English fawnen, from Old English fahnian, fagnian, fæġnian (to rejoice, make glad). Akin to Old Norse fagna (to rejoice). See also fain.

Verb

fawn (third-person singular simple present fawns, present participle fawning, simple past and past participle fawned)

  1. (intransitive) To exhibit affection or attempt to please.
  2. (intransitive) To seek favour by flattery and obsequious behaviour (with on or upon).
    Synonyms: grovel, wheedle, soft-soap, toady
  3. (intransitive, of a dog) To show devotion or submissiveness by wagging its tail, nuzzling, licking, etc.
Derived terms
  • fawn over
  • overfawn
Translations

Noun

fawn (plural fawns)

  1. (rare) A servile cringe or bow.
  2. Base flattery.

See also

  • Appendix:Colors

References


Middle English

Alternative forms

  • faun, faawn

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin Faunus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fau̯n/

Noun

fawn (plural fawnes or fawny)

  1. faun, satyr

Descendants

  • English: faun

References

  • “faun, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vau̯n/

Verb

fawn

  1. Soft mutation of bawn.

Mutation


English

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /ˈkoʊˈtaʊ/

Noun

kotow (plural kotows)

  1. Alternative spelling of kowtow

Verb

kotow (third-person singular simple present kotows, present participle kotowing, simple past and past participle kotowed)

  1. Alternative spelling of kowtow

Lower Sorbian

Noun

kotow

  1. Superseded spelling of kótow.

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