דן

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Hebrew[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Modern Israeli) IPA(key): /dan/

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ד־ו־ן (d-w-n)/ד־ן (d-n).

Verb[edit]

דָּן (dan) (pa'ál construction)

  1. To discuss; construed with על (al, on).
  2. (transitive) To judge.

Etymology 2[edit]

Traditionally taken to be from דָּן (dan, Dan (one of the sons of Jacob in the Bible)), whose name perhaps derived from the same root ד־ו־ן (d-w-n) as above, but modern scholars frequently view this figure as an after-the-fact eponym and connect the tribal name to other words and names, such as Denyen.

Proper noun[edit]

דָּן (dan)

  1. Dan (one of the Israelite tribes).
  2. Dan (the region of Ancient Israel occupied by this tribe).
  3. A male given name.

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