Dan

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Dan

  1. The fifth son of Jacob and Bilhah (who was Rachel's handmaid).
  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
Quotations[edit]
  • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], →OCLC, 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.
  • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], →OCLC, 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]

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From the Hanyu Pinyin romanization of the Mandarin (Dān, literally 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[2]:
      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]

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Noun[edit]

Dan (plural Dans)

  1. Alternative form of dan (title of honour)

Etymology 4[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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Dan

  1. A Mande ethnic group from northwestern Ivory Coast and neighboring Liberia.
  2. The language of this people, belonging to the Southern Mande branch.

Etymology 5[edit]

The name is first recorded in 1728.

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Dan

  1. A river which flows 214 miles through the U.S. states of North Carolina and Virginia.
    • 1978, Frank Michael Boing, Net Primary Productivity of the Dan River Basin, North Carolina and Virginia:
      [see title]
    • 1984, Dr. Hoffman, [Testimony before the United States House Committee on Public Works and Transportation, Subcommittee on Water Resources] To Prohibit the Secretary of the Army from Issuing Certain Permits in Connection with a Proposed Water Pipeline Project Until an Environmental Impact Statement for that Project Has Been Completed: [] February 8, 1984, page 249:
      We in the Upper Dan watershed feel particularly vulnerable. Just to give you an idea of the stakes involved, if sufficient water is appropriated []
    • 1986, North Carolina. Division of Water Resources, Dan River Basin Study, North Carolina: Phase I:
      [see title]
    • 2009, Katherine K. Mull, Dan River Basin Association, An Insider's Guide to the Dan River in North Carolina and Virginia: 125 Miles of Nature and History : Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing, Hiking, River Heritage, Parks, Trails, →ISBN:
      [see title]

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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 Hebrewדָּנִיֵּאל⁩).

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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]

Etymology[edit]

From Biblical Hebrewדָּן(Dan).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɑn/, [ˈdɑ̝n]
  • Rhymes: -ɑn
  • Syllabification(key): Dan

Proper noun[edit]

Dan

  1. (biblical) Dan.

Declension[edit]

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
abessive Danitta Daneitta
instructive Danein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Dan (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Danini Danini
accusative nom. Danini Danini
gen. Danini
genitive Danini Danieni
partitive Daniani Danejani
inessive Danissani Daneissani
elative Danistani Daneistani
illative Daniini Daneihini
adessive Danillani Daneillani
ablative Daniltani Daneiltani
allative Danilleni Daneilleni
essive Daninani Daneinani
translative Danikseni Daneikseni
abessive Danittani Daneittani
instructive
comitative Daneineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Danisi Danisi
accusative nom. Danisi Danisi
gen. Danisi
genitive Danisi Daniesi
partitive Daniasi Danejasi
inessive Danissasi Daneissasi
elative Danistasi Daneistasi
illative Daniisi Daneihisi
adessive Danillasi Daneillasi
ablative Daniltasi Daneiltasi
allative Danillesi Daneillesi
essive Daninasi Daneinasi
translative Daniksesi Daneiksesi
abessive Danittasi Daneittasi
instructive
comitative Daneinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Danimme Danimme
accusative nom. Danimme Danimme
gen. Danimme
genitive Danimme Daniemme
partitive Daniamme Danejamme
inessive Danissamme Daneissamme
elative Danistamme Daneistamme
illative Daniimme Daneihimme
adessive Danillamme Daneillamme
ablative Daniltamme Daneiltamme
allative Danillemme Daneillemme
essive Daninamme Daneinamme
translative Daniksemme Daneiksemme
abessive Danittamme Daneittamme
instructive
comitative Daneinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Daninne Daninne
accusative nom. Daninne Daninne
gen. Daninne
genitive Daninne Danienne
partitive Danianne Danejanne
inessive Danissanne Daneissanne
elative Danistanne Daneistanne
illative Daniinne Daneihinne
adessive Danillanne Daneillanne
ablative Daniltanne Daneiltanne
allative Danillenne Daneillenne
essive Daninanne Daneinanne
translative Daniksenne Daneiksenne
abessive Danittanne Daneittanne
instructive
comitative Daneinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Daninsa Daninsa
accusative nom. Daninsa Daninsa
gen. Daninsa
genitive Daninsa Daniensa
partitive Daniaan
Daniansa
Danejaan
Danejansa
inessive Danissaan
Danissansa
Daneissaan
Daneissansa
elative Danistaan
Danistansa
Daneistaan
Daneistansa
illative Daniinsa Daneihinsa
adessive Danillaan
Danillansa
Daneillaan
Daneillansa
ablative Daniltaan
Daniltansa
Daneiltaan
Daneiltansa
allative Danilleen
Danillensa
Daneilleen
Daneillensa
essive Daninaan
Daninansa
Daneinaan
Daneinansa
translative Danikseen
Daniksensa
Daneikseen
Daneiksensa
abessive Danittaan
Danittansa
Daneittaan
Daneittansa
instructive
comitative Daneineen
Daneinensa

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Icelandic[edit]

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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 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 Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

As a biblical character from Hebrewדָּן(Dan). The given name comes from Old Norse Danr, from danr (Dane), but also from the biblical name.

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Dan m (definite Danen)

  1. (biblical) Dan
  2. a male given name from Old Norse, equivalent to English Dane
  3. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Dan

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdan/ [ˈd̪ãn]
  • Rhymes: -an
  • Syllabification: Dan

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.
      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 Padanaram.
      (KJV)

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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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