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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A marriage portion. [Obs.] See 1st Dot, n.

2. (n.) Natural endowments.

3. (v. i.) To act foolishly.

4. (v. i.) To be weak-minded, silly, or idiotic; to have the intellect impaired, especially by age, so that the mind wanders or wavers; to drivel.

5. (v. i.) To be excessively or foolishly fond; to love to excess; to be weakly affectionate; -- with on or upon; as, the mother dotes on her child.

6. (n.) An imbecile; a dotard.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

dot: "To dote" means either "to be weakminded" or "to be foolishly fond." In the latter sense it is employed in Ezekiel 23:5; in the former, in Jeremiah 50:36 the King James Version (the Revised Version (British and American) "shall become fools"); the King James Version Sirach 25:2 (the Revised Version (British and American) "lacking understanding"), and the King James Version 1 Timothy 6:4 (the Revised Version, margin "to be sick"; the King James Version margin"a fool").

3552. noseo -- to be sick
... dote. From nosos; to be sick, ie (by implication, of a diseased appetite) to hanker
after (figuratively, to harp upon) -- dote. see GREEK nosos. 3551, 3552. ...
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1325. didomi -- to give (in various senses lit. or fig.)
... (dos) -- 16 Occurrences. (dote) -- 14 Occurrences. (doto) -- 1 Occurrence. ... (dosomen) --
1 Occurrence. (dote) -- 3 Occurrences. (edidosan) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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1971. epipotheo -- to long for
... From epi and potheo (to yearn); to dote upon, ie Intensely crave possession (lawfully
or wrongfully) -- (earnestly) desire (greatly), (greatly) long (after ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2973. yaal -- to be foolish
... dote, be become, do foolishly. A primitive root; properly, to be slack, ie
(figuratively) to be foolish -- dote, be (become, do) foolish(-ly). 2972, 2973. ...
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5689. agab -- to have inordinate affection, lust
... dote, lover. A primitive root; to breathe after, ie To love (sensually) --
dote, lover. 5688, 5689. agab. 5690 . Strong's Numbers.
/hebrew/5689.htm - 6k


Didache Ton Dodeka Apostolon
... 5. medeis de phageto mede pieto apo tes eucharistias humon, all' hoi baptisthentes
eis onoma kuriou; kai gar peri toutou eireken ho kurios; Me dote to hagion ...
/.../lake/the apostolic fathers/didache ton dodeka apostolon.htm

A New Creation
... While men will frequently dote upon the old, they are most easily dazzled
by the new. Anything new has at least one attraction. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 61 1915/a new creation.htm

The Importance of Leading a Heavenly Life Upon Earth.
... they be presently marching. If God say, "Love not the world, nor the things
of the world," we dote upon it. How freely, how frequently ...
/.../baxter/the saints everlasting rest/chapter xi the importance of.htm

Wherefore, if Either Our Reasoning or Our Discourse Hath in any ...
... subtile, but absolutely childish. Far altogether, far otherwise is the truth,
than as the Manichees dote. But since this discourse ...
/.../augustine/on the profit of believing /section 36 wherefore if either.htm

Meditations of the Blessed State of a Regenerate Man in Heaven.
... O let us not then dote so much upon these wooden cottages, and houses of mouldering
clay, which are but the tents of ungodliness, and habitation of sinners ...
/.../bayly/the practice of piety/meditations of the blessed state.htm

To Gregory xi
... LETTERS TO GREGORY XI. "Ahi, Constantin, di quanto mal fu matre, Non la tua
conversion, ma quella dote Che da te prese il primo ricco patre!" ...
/.../benincasa/letters of catherine benincasa/to gregory xi 3.htm

1 Timothy vi. 7-Feb
... John 18:23.). "Doting [1294] about questions." To question then is to dote.
"And strifes of words"; this is justly said. For when ...
/.../homily xvii 1 timothy vi.htm

Can any Ingratitude be More Damned than that which is Fed by ...
... they be not happy. They dote on their own works, and neglect God's, which
are full of majesty, riches, and wisdom. And having fled ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/32 can any ingratitude be.htm

This Taught Me that those Fashions and Tinseled Vanities
... So that it is my admiration and joy, that while so many thousand wander in Darkness,
I am in the Light, and that while so many dote upon false treasures and ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/31 this taught me that.htm

That violence Wherewith Sometimes a Man Doteth Upon one Creature
... When we dote upon the perfections and beauties of some one creature, we
do not love that too much, but other things too little. ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/66 that violence wherewith sometimes.htm

Dote (1 Occurrence)
... 6. (n.) An imbecile; a dotard. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. DOTE. dot: "To ...
fool"). Multi-Version Concordance Dote (1 Occurrence). Jeremiah ...
/d/dote.htm - 7k

Liars (14 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah 50:36 A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is upon
her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed. (KJV DBY WBS). ...
/l/liars.htm - 10k

Fond (6 Occurrences)
... 7. (superl.) Trifling; valued by folly; trivial. 8. (vt) To caress; to fondle. 9.
(vi) To be fond; to dote. Multi-Version Concordance Fond (6 Occurrences). ...
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Drivel (1 Occurrence)
... dotard. 2. (vi) To be weak or foolish; to dote; as, a driveling hero; driveling
love. 3. (n.) Slaver; saliva flowing from the mouth. ...
/d/drivel.htm - 7k

Doted (6 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (imp. & pp) of Dote. 2. (a.) Stupid; foolish. 3. (a.)
Half-rotten; as, doted wood. Multi-Version Concordance Doted (6 Occurrences). ...
/d/doted.htm - 8k

Doting (5 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dote. 2. (a.) That dotes; silly;
excessively fond. Multi-Version Concordance Doting (5 Occurrences). ...
/d/doting.htm - 8k

Bible Concordance
Dote (1 Occurrence)

Jeremiah 50:36 A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.



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