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Dai

  1. A male given name from Welsh, a Welsh diminutive of David.

Etymology 2 edit

From the Hanyu Pinyin romanization of the Mandarin (Dǎi), borrowed from a Tai language. Doublet of Tai and Thai. Compare Thai ไท (tai).

Noun edit

Dai (plural Dais or Dai)

  1. An ethnic group of China, one of the 55 officially-recognized minorities.
  2. A member of the ethnic group.
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Etymology 3 edit

From the Hanyu Pinyin romanization of the Mandarin (Dài), likely from a presinitic name for the area or its people.

 
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Dai

  1. (historical) A small northern state of ancient China.
  2. (historical) Various other kingdoms and princely appenages of imperial China named for the ancient state.
  3. (historical) A prefecture of Shanxi under imperial China.
  4. A county of Xinzhou Prefecture in Shanxi, China.
    • 2004 July 30, Josephine Ma, “Coal miners face long, painful death”, in South China Morning Post[1], →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 06 November 2023[2]:
      Tian Yongsheng from Shanxi province is desperate to find a way to relieve the chest pain which has haunted him for years. []
      He is well aware what will happen if he is not treated. Many of his neighbours in Dai county - all coal miners - have died of the disease after suffering great pain.
      'In the five villages [in Dai county] that I knew, all men from 18 to 50 suffer pneumoconiosis,' said Mr Tian. 'Among 100 coal miners, 100 have pneumoconiosis.
    • 2018 August 2, Christina Zhao, “Great Wall of China Collapse: Poor Renovation Works And Heavy Rainfall Blamed”, in Newsweek[3], →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 02 August 2018[4]:
      A northern section of the Great Wall of China collapsed after a period of heavy rain last month, with many blaming poor-quality renovations for the deterioration of the iconic landmark.
      The damaged section of the historical wall is located near Yanmen Pass, in Dai County, in the Shanxi province.
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Etymology 4 edit

From the Hanyu Pinyin romanization of the Mandarin pronunciation of Chinese (Dài).

Proper noun edit

Dai

  1. A surname.

Statistics edit

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Dai is the 7,091st most common surname in the United States, belonging to 4,723 individuals. Dai is most common among Asian/Pacific Islander (93.82%) individuals.

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North Frisian edit

Etymology edit

From Old Frisian dei, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz. Cognates include West Frisian dei, which has a similar irregular plural form.

Pronunciation edit

IPA(key): /daɪ̯/

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Dai c (plural Daagen)

  1. (Sylt) day

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Etymology edit

From Old Frisian dei, from Proto-West Germanic *dag. Cognates include West Frisian dei and German Tag.

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Dai m (plural Dege)

  1. day

References edit

  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “Dai”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN