Douglas

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From a place name, Goidelic dubh (black) + glais (stream).

Proper noun[edit]

Douglas (countable and uncountable, plural Douglases)

  1. A habitational surname of Scottish origin.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A place name or the name of a geographical feature, often given after a person:
    1. Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man.
    2. Douglas, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, the origin of clan Douglas and the Lords of Douglas.
    3. a city in Georgia, USA, and the county seat of Coffee County.
    4. a city in Wyoming, USA, and the county seat of Converse County.

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Quotations[edit]

  • 1598, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 1: Act IV, Scene V:
    The noble Scot, Lord Douglas, when he saw
    The fortune of the day quite turn'd from him
    The noble Percy slain, and all his men
    Upon the foot of fear, fled with the rest.
  • 1756 John Home, Douglas: A Tragedy, Prologue
    Douglas, a name through all the world renown'd,
    A name that rouses like the trumpet's sound!
  • 1960 Muriel Spark, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, New Directions Publishing, 1999, page 68-69
    'Just call me Dougal,' said Dougal.
    'Douglas,' she said, pronouncing it 'Dooglass'.
    'No, Dougal - Douglas is my surname.'
    'Oh, Dougal Douglas. Dougal's the first name.'

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French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Douglas

  1. Douglas (in the Isle of Man)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English Douglas.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Douglas m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Douglas

Proper noun[edit]

Douglas f

  1. Douglas (a city, the capital of the Isle of Man, United Kingdom)