ass, a donkey; donkey

ass, a donkey; donkey
حِمَار \ ass, a donkey; donkey: a tame animal like a small horse with long ears.

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  • donkey — 1785, originally slang, perhaps a dim. from dun dull gray brown, the form perhaps influenced by monkey. Or possibly from a familiar form of Duncan (Cf. dobbin). The older English word was ASS (Cf. ass) …   Etymology dictionary

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