Dane

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See also: dane, daně, dañe, dañé, Däne, and dåne

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From Middle English Dane, from Old Norse danir. Displaced native Old English Dene. Both forms ultimately descend from Proto-Germanic *daniz.

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Dane (plural Danes)

  1. A person of Danish descent.
  2. A person from Denmark.
  3. (historical) A member of the Danes, a Germanic tribe inhabiting the Danish islands and parts of southern Sweden.
    • 1881, John Kirby Hedges, The history of Wallingford[1], volume 1, page 170:
      Kenett states that the military works still known by the name of Tadmarten Camp and Hook-Norton Barrow were cast up at this time ; the former, large and round, is judged to be a fortification of the Danes, and the latter, being smaller and rather a quinquangle than a square, of the Saxons.

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Dane

  1. A surname transferred from the nickname for someone who came from Denmark, also a variant of Dean.
    • 1913, Harry Leon Wilson, Bunker Bean, BiblioBazaar, LLC, published 2008, →ISBN, page 13:
      Often he wrote good ones on casual slips and fancied them his; names like Trevellyan or Montressor or Delancey, with musical prefixes; or a good, short, beautiful, but dignified name like "Gordon Dane". He liked that one. It suggested something.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname, or from the ethnic term Dane (like Scott or Norman).
    • 1977, Colleen McCullough, The Thorn Birds, Gramercy Books, published 1998, →ISBN, pages 432–433:
      "I'm going to call him Dane."
      "What a queer name! Why? Is it an O'Neill family name? I thought you were finished with the O'Neills."
      "It's got nothing to do with Luke. This is his name, no one else's. - - - I called Justine Justine simply because I liked the name, and I'm calling Dane Dane for the same reason."
      "Well, it does have a nice ring to it," Fee admitted.
  3. A river, the River Dane, in Cheshire, England, which joins the River Weaver at Northwich.

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Dane

  1. vocative singular of Dan

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Etymology[edit]

Through Old French Dan, or directly from Old Norse Danir, in turn from Proto-Germanic *daniz. Displaced native Old English Dene.

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Dane (plural Danes)

  1. Dane

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  • English: Dane