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Word of the Week--"dough"
Definition--a mixture of flour, liquid (water or milk) and yeast, used in the preparation of bread, pastry, etc, usually referring to such a mixture that has been kneaded but not baked.

Discussion--Dough can be either the mixture you bake into bread or a slang term for the money you use to buy your daily bread.
 
Etymology--Dough comes from the Middle English term dogh, which comes from the Old English, dag. These terms are believed to be derived from the Indo-European base dheigh-, which means to knead clay.
 
You can see these roots in the German and Dutch equivalents. The Italian and Spanish equivalents are similar to the word for knead, and the French equivalent essentially means bread paste.

   Foreign Translations
German: Teig (m)
Dutch: deeg (het)
French: pte (f) pain
Italian: impasto
Spanish: masa
 

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