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Etymology 1Edit

Traditionally held to be derived from Hebrew דָּן (Dan), although recent scholars instead link the name to Denyen, the Sea Peoples.

Proper nounEdit

Dan

  1. The fifth son of Jacob, whose mother was his wife's handmaid Bilhah and adopted by Rachel, who is the second wife of Jacob.
  2. A male given name, derived from the son of Jacob.
  3. A male given name & nickname, derived from the prophet Daniel.
  4. A surname​.
  5. One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Dan.
  6. A former city occupied by the tribe
  7. The Dan River, the principal tributary of the Jordan, named for the city
QuotationsEdit
  • 1611King James Version of the Bible, Genesis 35:22b-26
    Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: 23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun: 24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin: 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali: 26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padan-aram.
  • 1611King James Version of the Bible, Joshua 21:5
    And the rest of the children of Kohath had by lot out of the families of the tribe of Ephraim, and out of the tribe of Dan, and out of the tribe of Manasseh, ten cities.
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Old French dan, from Latin dominus.

NounEdit

Dan (plural Dans)

  1. (obsolete) A title of respect: Sir, Master.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.ii:
      Dan Chaucer, well of English vndefyled, / On Fames eternall beadroll worthie to be fyled.

Etymology 3Edit

Borrowing from Mandarin 丹江 (dānjiāng), from (dān, cinnabar, red) + (jiāng, river).

Proper nounEdit

Dan

  1. A river in Shaanxi

AnagramsEdit


BretonEdit

NounEdit

Dan m (plural Daned)

  1. Dane

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CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Proper nounEdit

Dan m anim

  1. (informal) A male given name, short form of Daniel.
DeclensionEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

Proper nounEdit

Dan

  1. genitive plural of Dana

AnagramsEdit


DanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Dan

  1. (biblical) Dan.
  2. A male given name derived from Old Norse Danr (a Dane).

FaroeseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Dan m

  1. A male given name.

Usage notesEdit

  • son of Dan: Dansson
  • daughter of Dan: Dansdóttir

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Dan
Accusative Dan
Dative Dani
Genitive Dans

FinnishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Dan

  1. (biblical) Dan.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of Dan (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Dan Danit
genitive Danin Danien
partitive Dania Daneja
illative Daniin Daneihin
singular plural
nominative Dan Danit
accusative nom. Dan Danit
gen. Danin
genitive Danin Danien
partitive Dania Daneja
inessive Danissa Daneissa
elative Danista Daneista
illative Daniin Daneihin
adessive Danilla Daneilla
ablative Danilta Daneilta
allative Danille Daneille
essive Danina Daneina
translative Daniksi Daneiksi
instructive Danein
abessive Danitta Daneitta
comitative Daneineen

Lower SorbianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Danish Daner (Danes), from Old Norse Danir.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Dan (feminine equivalent Danowka)

  1. Dane (person from Denmark or of Danish descent)

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NorwegianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Dan

  1. (biblical) Dan.
  2. A male given name derived from Old Norse Danr (a Dane), Daniel, and biblical Dan.

SpanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Dan m

  1. Dan (Biblical character and tribe)
    • 1602La Santa Biblia (antigua versión de Casiodoro de Reina), rev., Génesis 35:22b-26
      Ahora bien, los hijos de Israel fueron doce: 23 Los hijos de Lea : Rúben el primogénito de Jacob, y Simeón, y Leví, y Judá, é Issachâr, y Zabulón. 24 Los hijos de Rachêl : José, y Benjamín. 25 Y los hijos de Bilha, sierva de Rachêl : Dan, y Nephtalí. 26 Y los hijos de Zilpa, sierva de Lea : Gad, y Aser. Estos fueron los hijos de Jacob, que le nacieron en Padan-aram.

SwedishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Dan (casual pet form Danne)

  1. (biblical) Dan.
  2. A male given name derived from Old Norse Danr (a Dane), Daniel, and biblical Dan.