danger

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English daunger (power, dominion, peril), from Anglo-Norman dangier, from Old French dangier, alteration of Old French dongier (due to association with Latin damnum (damage)) from Vulgar Latin *domniārium (authority, power) from Latin dominus (lord, master).[1]

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danger (plural dangers)

  1. (obsolete) Ability to harm; someone's dominion or power to harm or penalise. See In one's danger, below.
    "You stand within his danger, do you not?" (Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, 4:1:180)
    • Robynson (More's Utopia)
      Covetousness of gains hath brought [them] in danger of this statute.
  2. (obsolete) Liability.
    • 1526, Bible, tr. William Tyndale, Matthew V:
      Thou shalt not kyll. Whosoever shall kyll, shalbe in daunger of iudgement.
  3. (obsolete) Difficulty; sparingness.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
  4. (obsolete) Coyness; disdainful behavior.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
  5. (obsolete) A place where one is in the hands of the enemy.
  6. Exposure to liable harm.
    "Danger is a good teacher, and makes apt scholars" (William Hazlitt, Table talk).
  7. An instance or cause of liable harm.
    "Two territorial questions..unsettled..each of which was a positive danger to the peace of Europe" (Times, 5 Sept. 3/2).
  8. Mischief.
    "We put a Sting in him, / That at his will he may doe danger with" (Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, 2:1:17).

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danger (third-person singular simple present dangers, present participle dangering, simple past and past participle dangered)

  1. (obsolete) To claim liability.
  2. (obsolete) To imperil; to endanger.
  3. (obsolete) To run the risk.

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  1. ^ http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=danger&searchmode=none
  • Oxford English Dictionary

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French dangier, alteration of Old French dongier (due to association with Latin damnum (damage)) from Vulgar Latin *domniārium (authority, power) from Latin dominus (lord, master).

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danger m (plural dangers)

  1. danger
  2. jeopardy (danger of loss, harm, or failure)

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