Dan

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Etymology 1[edit]

Traditionally held to be derived from Hebrew דָּן (Dan), although recent scholars instead link the name to Denyen, the Sea Peoples.

Proper noun[edit]

Dan

  1. The fifth son of Jacob, whose mother was his wife's handmaid Bilhah.
  2. A male given name, derived from the son of Jacob.
  3. A male given name & nickname, derived from the prophet Daniel.
  4. A surname​.
  5. One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Dan.
  6. A former city occupied by the tribe
  7. The Dan River, the principal tributary of the Jordan, named for the city
Quotations[edit]
  • 1611King James Version of the Bible, Genesis 35:22b-26
    Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: 23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun: 24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin: 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali: 26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padan-aram.
  • 1611King James Version of the Bible, Joshua 21:5
    And the rest of the children of Kohath had by lot out of the families of the tribe of Ephraim, and out of the tribe of Dan, and out of the tribe of Manasseh, ten cities.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French dan, from Latin dominus.

Noun[edit]

Dan (plural Dans)

  1. (obsolete) A title of respect: Sir, Master.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.ii:
      Dan Chaucer, well of English vndefyled, / On Fames eternall beadroll worthie to be fyled.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Mandarin 丹江, from ("cinnabar", "red") + ("river").

Proper noun[edit]

Dan

  1. A river in Shaanxi

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Breton[edit]

Noun[edit]

Dan m

  1. Dane

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Dan

  1. (biblical) Dan.
  2. A male given name derived from Old Norse Danr "a Dane" (originally a medieval byname), from Daniel, and from biblical Dan.

Finnish[edit]

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Dan

  1. (biblical) Dan.

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Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Dan

  1. (biblical) Dan.
  2. A male given name derived from Old Norse Danr " a Dane", Daniel, and biblical Dan.

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Dan m

  1. Dan (Biblical character and tribe)
    • 1602La Santa Biblia (antigua versión de Casiodoro de Reina), rev., Génesis 35:22b-26
      Ahora bien, los hijos de Israel fueron doce: 23 Los hijos de Lea : Rúben el primogénito de Jacob, y Simeón, y Leví, y Judá, é Issachâr, y Zabulón. 24 Los hijos de Rachêl : José, y Benjamín. 25 Y los hijos de Bilha, sierva de Rachêl : Dan, y Nephtalí. 26 Y los hijos de Zilpa, sierva de Lea : Gad, y Aser. Estos fueron los hijos de Jacob, que le nacieron en Padan-aram.

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Proper noun[edit]

Dan

  1. (biblical) Dan.
  2. A male given name derived from Old Norse Danr " a Dane", Daniel, and biblical Dan. Casual pet form: Danne.