Dan

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: Dăn, IPA(key): /dæn/
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  • Rhymes: -æn

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 and adopted by Rachel, who is the second wife of Jacob.
  2. A male given name from Hebrew, derived from the son of Jacob.
  3. A male given name from Hebrew & 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
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Etymology 2[edit]

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From the Hanyu Pinyin romanization of the Mandarin Chinese pronunciation for (Dān, “cinnabar, red”).

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Dan

  1. A river in Shaanxi, China
    • 2021 June 23, “Press conference on 'Shaanxi: Carrying forward Yan'an spirit, endeavoring to write new chapter of accelerated growth in new era'”, in State Council Information Office[1], archived from the original on 10 June 2022:
      Third, intensifying supervision over water sources for the middle route of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project, of which approximately 70% of the water comes from the Han River and the Dan River. We have launched specialized campaigns in the two rivers and improved comprehensive management of the basin. A ten-year fishing ban on the Yangtze River has been enforced, which effectively ensured the water quality of the Han River and the Dan River. We will further step up efforts to ensure clear water for the North.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

Dan (plural Dans)

  1. Alternative form of dan (title of honour)

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Dimunitve of Danjell (Daniel), Daniel (id) and Daniell (id). From Latin Daniēl (from Ancient Greek Δᾱνῑήλ (Dānīḗl), from Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל‎).

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Dan m (definite Dani)

  1. (informal, diminutive) a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Dan
  2. (informal, diminutive) a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Danny

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Breton[edit]

Noun[edit]

Dan m (plural Daned)

  1. Dane

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Czech[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Dan m anim

  1. (informal) a male given name, short form of Daniel
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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Dan

  1. genitive plural of Dana

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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)

Faroese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Dan m

  1. a male given name

Usage notes[edit]

  • son of Dan: Dansson
  • daughter of Dan: Dansdóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Dan
Accusative Dan
Dative Dani
Genitive Dans

Finnish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Dan

  1. (biblical) Dan.

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Inflection of Dan (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Dan Danit
genitive Danin Danien
partitive Dania Daneja
illative Daniin Daneihin
singular plural
nominative Dan Danit
accusative nom. Dan Danit
gen. Danin
genitive Danin Danien
partitive Dania Daneja
inessive Danissa Daneissa
elative Danista Daneista
illative Daniin Daneihin
adessive Danilla Daneilla
ablative Danilta Daneilta
allative Danille Daneille
essive Danina Daneina
translative Daniksi Daneiksi
instructive Danein
abessive Danitta Daneitta
comitative Daneineen
Possessive forms of Dan (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Danini Danimme
2nd person Danisi Daninne
3rd person Daninsa

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Icelandic[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Dan m

  1. a male given name

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Lower Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Danish Daner (Danes), from Old Norse Danir.

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Dan (feminine equivalent Danowka)

  1. Dane (person from Denmark or of Danish descent)

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Further reading[edit]

  • Starosta, Manfred (1999), “Dan”, in Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch (in German), Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

Dan (plural Danes)

  1. Alternative form of Dane

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 (casual pet form Danne)

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

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