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British speaker: “John’s wife is lovely and their chil­dren are adorable.”

The in­for­mal Ir­ish noun “dote” refers to a sweet or adorable (beza­ubernd) per­son. It de­rives from the prepo­si­tional verb “to dote on some­body” (in jmdn. vernarrt sein / jmdn. abgöt­tisch lieben).

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