ditch|dig|ger «DIHCH DIHG uhr», noun.
a person who digs ditches or a machine for digging ditches: »

An army of axmen and ditchdiggers fell to work digging trenches.

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  • bhedh-1 —     bhedh 1     English meaning: to pierce, dig     Deutsche Übersetzung: ‘stechen, especially in die Erde stechen, graben”     Material: Lat. fodiō, ere, fōdī “ to dig; also to dig out; to excavate. Transf. to prick, prod, jog “, fossa “ditch,… …   Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary

  • dhelbh- —     dhelbh     English meaning: to bury     Deutsche Übersetzung: “graben, aushöhlen; herausschlagen; stick, Stange (originally as Werkzeug to ditch, trench, channel); Röhrenknochen (gehöhlt? or as Grabwerkzeug benannt?)”     Note: Only germO.N.… …   Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary

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