- quick and neat in action; skillful
Etymology: Middle English defte, daft "gentle", from Old English gedífte "mild, meek", from common Germanic
- He assembled it in one fluid, motion.
- gadafta-, derived from
- dab- "be suitable", from Proto-Indo-European
- dhabh- "fitting, fit together". Near cognates include Gothic (gadÅfs) "suitable". Further cognates include Russian Ñ (dobro) "good" and Latin faber "craftsman; skillful".
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