dåd

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See also: dad, daad, Dad, Daad, DAD, -dad, and dáð

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse dáð, from Proto-Germanic *dēdiz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéh₁tis, from *dʰeh₁- (to place, set, put). Cognate with Old English dǣd and therefore Modern English deed.

Noun[edit]

dåd c (singular definite dåden, plural indefinite dåder)

  1. feat, deed; an impressive, heroic or otherwise laudable act
    • 1907, Gudmund Schütte, Oldsagn om Godtjod: bidrag til etnisk Kildeforsknings metode med særligt henblik på folk-stamsagn
      Saxes Skildring af Starkads Ungdom sætter Kampen i Irland blandt hans første Dåder, ...
      Saxe's depiction of Starkad's youth puts the battle in Ireland among his first feats, ...
    • 2014, Walter Benjamin (tr. by Sofie Kluge), Det tyske sørgespils oprindelse, Museum Tusculanum Press (→ISBN), page 156:
      ... officererne holder fortræffelige taler og fortæller om deres store dåder, ...
      ... the officers hold exquisite speeches and speak of their great deeds, ...
    • 1970, Bent Jørgensen, Dansk gadenavneskik
      ... det fornuftige synspunkt, at man i tide kan hædre en mand efter hans død, hvis hans dåder berettiger dertil.
      ... the reasonable point of view that one can, in time, honoour a man after his death, if his deeds entitle him to that.

Declension[edit]