dame

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See also: Damɛ, Dame, dáme, and damë

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, a borrowing from Old French dame, from Latin domina.

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Noun[edit]

dame ‎(plural dames)

  1. (Britain) The equivalent title to Sir for a female knight.
    Dame Edith Sitwell
  2. (dated, informal, slightly derogatory, US) A woman.
  3. A traditional character in British pantomime, a melodramatic female often played by a man in drag.
  4. (archaic) Lady, woman.
  5. (Britain) A matron at Eton College.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French dame ‎(lady).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /daːmə/, [ˈd̥æːmə], [ˈd̥æːm̩]

Noun[edit]

dame c (singular definite damen, plural indefinite damer)

  1. lady
  2. woman
  3. (card games) queen

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Playing cards in Danish · kort, spillekort (layout · text)
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es toer treer firer femmer sekser syver
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otter nier tier knægt, bonde dame, dronning konge joker

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old French dame, from Latin domina.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: da‧me

Noun[edit]

dame f ‎(plural dames, diminutive dametje n)

  1. lady
  2. (chess) queen

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Chess pieces in Dutch · schaakstukken (schaak + stukken) (layout · text)
♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟
koning koningin, dame toren loper paard pion

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French dame, from Late Latin domna, shortened variant of Latin domina.

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Noun[edit]

dame f ‎(plural dames)

  1. A lady
  2. A polite form of address for a woman.
  3. (chess) queen
  4. (card games) queen

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Chess pieces in French · pièces d'échecs (layout · text)
♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟
roi dame tour fou cavalier pion
Playing cards in French · cartes à jouer (layout · text)
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as deux trois quatre cinq six sept
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huit neuf dix valet dame roi joker

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

dame f

  1. plural of dama

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

dame

  1. rōmaji reading of だめ

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin domina, via Old French dame and late Old Norse damma.

Noun[edit]

dame f, m ‎(definite singular dama or damen, indefinite plural damer, definite plural damene)

  1. a lady, woman
  2. (card games) a queen

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin domna, shortened variant of Latin domina.

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Noun[edit]

dame f ‎(oblique plural dames, nominative singular dame, nominative plural dames)

  1. lady; woman

Usage notes[edit]

  • Unlike in modern French, fame usually refers to a wife, while dame refers to a woman.

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Verb[edit]

dame

  1. Compound of the informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of dar, da and the pronoun me: give me!