OE. dugan, from Germanic *dugan. Cognate with Dutch deugen, German taugen, Swedish duga.
en-verb|dows|dowing|dowed or dought|dowed or dought
- obsolete To be worth.
- obsolete To be of use, have value.
- To have the strength for, to be able to.
- To thrive, prosper.
From F. douer, from L. dotare.
- To furnish with a dower; to endow.