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Attested since at least 1598 (also note Middle English Danby (Danube) att. in 15th c. Mandeville's Travels).

Borrowed from Middle French Danube, from Old French Danube, from Latin Dānubius, from Proto-Celtic *Dānowyos (compare Welsh river name Donwy), an extended form of the river-name *Dānu, from Proto-Indo-European *déh₂nu (river, river goddess), akin to *dʰenh₂- (to set in motion; to flow).

Cognate with Latin fōns (spring), Persianدنیدن(danidan, to hasten, run), Ossetian дон (don, water, river), Sanskrit धन्वति (dhánvati, it flows, runs). More at Danube.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdænjuːb/
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Danube

  1. A river in Europe; flowing 2850 km from the confluence of the Breg and Brigach at Donaueschingen, Germany, into the Black Sea in Romania.
  2. A locale in the United States, named for the river.
    1. A town in New York.
    2. A city in Minnesota.

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 Danube on French Wikipedia

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Inherited from Middle French Danube, from Old French Danube (att. since mid-12th c.), borrowed from Latin Dānubius, from Proto-Celtic *Dānowyos, an extended form of the river-name *Dānu, from Proto-Indo-European *déh₂nu (river goddess), akin to *dʰenh₂- (to set in motion; to flow).

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Danube m

  1. Danube (a river in Europe; flowing 2850 km from the confluence of the Breg and Brigach at Donaueschingen, Germany, into the Black Sea in Romania)

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Danube

  1. Danube (a river in Europe; flowing 2850 km from the confluence of the Breg and Brigach at Donaueschingen, Germany, into the Black Sea in Romania)