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 Djin’nestan’.Do (to rhyme with go). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Do.
 
A contraction of ditto, which is the Italian détto (said), Latin dictus.   1
   How do you do? i.e. How do you fare? It should be, How do you du! (Anglo-Saxon, dug-an = valre); in Latin, Quomodo vales.   2
   Well to do. This, again, is not the transitive verb (facre) but the intransitive verb (valre), and means “well to fare.” (Anglo-Saxon, dug-an = valre.)   3
   To do him, i.e. cheat or trick a person out of something.   4
   I have done the Jew, i.e. over-reached him. The same as outdo = excel.   5
 


 Djin’nestan’.Do (to rhyme with go). 

 
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