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

  1. A Scottish surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. The capital of the Isle of Man.
  4. A river in Greater Manchester and Lancashire, England, which flows into the River Ribble.
  5. A town in Alabama
  6. A city in Arizona
  7. A city in Georgia, USA
  8. A town in Massachusetts
  9. A city in Michigan
  10. A village and a county in Nebraska
  11. A community in New Brunswick, Canada
  12. A city in North Dakota
  13. A town in Oklahoma
  14. A village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland
  15. A town in Northern Cape, South Africa
  16. A town in Wisconsin
  17. A city in Wyoming

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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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Translations[edit]


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)