Translingual edit

Symbol edit

dan

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-3 language code for Danish.

English edit

 
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Etymology 1 edit

From Middle English dan, daun, dam (lord), from Anglo-Norman daun, daunz and Old French dan, dam, from Latin dominus. Doublet of don.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /dæn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æn

Noun edit

dan

  1. (obsolete) A title of honour or respect similar to "master" or "Sir", used of historical and legendary figures of the past.
    • 1578, George Gascoigne, “A Moonshine Banquet”, in A Hundred Sundry Flowers:
      Dan Phoebus, he with many a low'ring look / Had her beheld in yore in angry wise.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, “Book VI, Canto VII”, in The Faerie Queene. [], London: [] [John Wolfe] for William Ponsonbie, →OCLC:
      Old Dan Geoffrey, in whose gentle spright / The pure well-head of Poesy did dwell.
    • c. 1595–1596 (date written), William Shakespeare, “Loues Labour’s Lost”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
      This senior-junior, giant-dwarf, dan Cupid.
    • 1748, James Thomson, The Castle of Indolence: [], London: [] A[ndrew] Millar, [], →OCLC:
      The patriarchal age, / What time Dan Abraham left the Chaldee land.
    • 1777, James Perry, The Electrical Eel; or, Gymnotus Electricus:
      He did—and in a moment press'd / The place—in Paradise the best, / As by Dan Moses said.
    • 1842, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, A Dream of Fair Women:
      Dan Chaucer, the first warbler, whose sweet breath / Preluded those melodious bursts, that fill / The spacious times of great Elizabeth / With sounds that echo still.
    • 1846, Terence McMahon Hughes, The Biliad:
      Dan Neptune says that "ere a twelvemonth pass, / The Senate shall to Ireland go to grass."
    • 1962, A. D. Hope, The Ballad of Dan Homer:
      Oh, me' name is Dan Homer, I'm blind, as the Jews, / And I travels around with my head full av news.
Alternative forms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Uncertain.

Noun edit

dan (plural dans)

  1. (mining) A small truck or sledge used in coal mines.
See also edit

Etymology 3 edit

From Japanese (dan).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

dan (plural dans)

  1. A rank of black belt in martial arts.
    Hyponym: shodan
  2. Someone who has achieved a level of black belt.
    Hyponym: shodan

Etymology 4 edit

From the pinyin romanization of the Mandarin pronunciation of Chinese (dàn).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

dan (plural dans or dan)

  1. (units of measurement) Synonym of picul: a traditional unit of weight and mass.

Etymology 5 edit

Uncertain.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

dan (plural dans)

  1. A dan buoy.
    • 1913, Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, Parliamentary Papers: 1909-1982, page 165:
      Carrying away of 25 great-lines, 3 dans, buoys, &c., of steam liner 'Star of the East' []
    • 1917, United States. Office of Naval Intelligence, O.N.I. Publications, page 17:
      Dumping dans. Dan buoys laid to mark a dumping ground. They are fitted with a topmark in the shape of a St. Andrews cross formed by battens 2 feet in length. Live dan. Dan buoy for which a []

See also edit

Other terms with "dan" of unrelated etymology

Anagrams edit

Afrikaans edit

Etymology edit

From Dutch dan.

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

dan

  1. then

Conjunction edit

dan

  1. than

Antillean Creole edit

Etymology edit

From French dent.

Noun edit

dan

  1. (anatomy) tooth

Azerbaijani edit

Etymology edit

From Common Turkic *taŋ.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

dan (definite accusative danı, plural danlar)

  1. dawn
    • 1924, Jafar Jabbarly, Ey dan ulduzu:
      Qaranlıq gecədə səni gözləyib,
      Durmaqdan yоruldum, ey dan ulduzu!
      Uzaq üfüqlərə göz gəzdirməkdən
      Az qala kоr оldum, ey dan ulduzu!
      I am weiry from staying awake, oh dawn star,
      As I've waited for you during dark nights!
      I nearly lost my sight, oh dawn star,
      From letting my eyes walk along distant horizons!

Declension edit

    Declension of dan
singular plural
nominative dan
danlar
definite accusative danı
danları
dative dana
danlara
locative danda
danlarda
ablative dandan
danlardan
definite genitive danın
danların
    Possessive forms of dan
nominative
singular plural
mənim (my) danım danlarım
sənin (your) danın danların
onun (his/her/its) danı danları
bizim (our) danımız danlarımız
sizin (your) danınız danlarınız
onların (their) danı or danları danları
accusative
singular plural
mənim (my) danımı danlarımı
sənin (your) danını danlarını
onun (his/her/its) danını danlarını
bizim (our) danımızı danlarımızı
sizin (your) danınızı danlarınızı
onların (their) danını or danlarını danlarını
dative
singular plural
mənim (my) danıma danlarıma
sənin (your) danına danlarına
onun (his/her/its) danına danlarına
bizim (our) danımıza danlarımıza
sizin (your) danınıza danlarınıza
onların (their) danına or danlarına danlarına
locative
singular plural
mənim (my) danımda danlarımda
sənin (your) danında danlarında
onun (his/her/its) danında danlarında
bizim (our) danımızda danlarımızda
sizin (your) danınızda danlarınızda
onların (their) danında or danlarında danlarında
ablative
singular plural
mənim (my) danımdan danlarımdan
sənin (your) danından danlarından
onun (his/her/its) danından danlarından
bizim (our) danımızdan danlarımızdan
sizin (your) danınızdan danlarınızdan
onların (their) danından or danlarından danlarından
genitive
singular plural
mənim (my) danımın danlarımın
sənin (your) danının danlarının
onun (his/her/its) danının danlarının
bizim (our) danımızın danlarımızın
sizin (your) danınızın danlarınızın
onların (their) danının or danlarının danlarının

Related terms edit

Further reading edit

  • dan” in Obastan.com.

Bambara edit

Etymology 1 edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

dan

  1. to count
  2. to sow

Etymology 2 edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

dan

  1. to pass beyond

References edit

Biem edit

Noun edit

dan

  1. water

References edit

  • Heinrich Aufenanger, The great inheritance in Northeast New Guinea: a collection of anthropological data (1975)
  • Stephen Adolphe Wurm, New Guinea Area Languages and Language Study (1976)

Bonggo edit

Noun edit

dan

  1. water

References edit

Catalan edit

Verb edit

dan

  1. third-person plural present indicative of dar

Cimbrian edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German dan, from Old High German dan, from Proto-Germanic *þan (then, at that time). Cognate with German dann, English than. Doublet of dénne.

Conjunction edit

dan

  1. (Sette Comuni) than
    Synonyms: bèdar, ken, kédar
    Ich limme libor diiza dan dòi.I'd rather take this than that.
    Dis is pessor dan des.This is better than that.

References edit

  • “dan” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Cornish edit

Noun edit

dan

  1. Soft mutation of tan.

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Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Japanese だん (dan).

Noun edit

dan m anim

  1. (martial arts) dan, master and teacher of judo, karate or other Japanese martial arts
Declension edit

Noun edit

dan m inan

  1. (martial arts) dan, master degree in judo and karate
Declension edit

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Latin Dania (Denmark).

Noun edit

dan m inan

  1. (geology) Danian, stage of Paleogene
Declension edit

Anagrams edit

Dongxiang edit

Etymology edit

Compare Bonan dam, ultimately from Proto-Turkic *dām. Compare Turkish dam (roof), Uyghur تام (tam, wall), Salar tam, tām (wall).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

dan

  1. wall

Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle Dutch dan, from Old Dutch than, from Proto-West Germanic *þan, from Proto-Germanic *þan.

Adverb edit

dan

  1. then, at that time (in the future)
    Morgen wordt het beter weer, maar dan moet ik weer naar mijn werk.
    Tomorrow the weather will be better, but then I must go to work again.
  2. then, after that
    Eerst moet je je tanden poetsen, dan mag je naar bed.
    First you need to brush your teeth, then you may go to bed.
  3. then, in that case
    Als het niet had geregend of gesneeuwd had, dan moet de auto toch veilig zijn.
    If it had not rained or snowed, then the car must still be safe.
Usage notes edit

The adverb dan is often used in Dutch after an imperative with a preceding conditional clause:

  • Als u de tijd hebt, bezoekt u dan in ieder geval de haven.
    If you have the time, then be sure to visit the harbour.
Synonyms edit
Related terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Afrikaans: dan
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: dana
  • Negerhollands: dan
  • Petjo: dan
  • Skepi Creole Dutch: than
  • Sranan Tongo: dan
    • Kari'na: dan

Conjunction edit

dan

  1. than (in comparison)
    Ik ben ouder dan jij.
    I am older than you.
Synonyms edit
  • als (non-standard)
Descendants edit
  • Afrikaans: dan
  • Negerhollands: dan

Preposition edit

dan

  1. but, except
    Niets dan liefde.
    Nothing but love.

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Japanese .

Noun edit

dan c (plural dans)

  1. Unit of grading proficiency of black belt or greater than black-belt in Japanese martial arts.

Anagrams edit

Fanamaket edit

Noun edit

dan

  1. water

References edit

  • Frantisek Lichtenberk, Sequentiality-Futurity Links, Oceanic Linguistics 53:1 (2014), pages 61-91

French edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Japanese (dan), from Chinese (duàn).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

dan m (plural dans)

  1. dan

Further reading edit

Galician edit

Verb edit

dan

  1. third-person plural present indicative of dar

Haitian Creole edit

Etymology edit

From French dent (tooth).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

dan

  1. tooth

Iban edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Malayic *dahan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *daqan (branch, bough).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

dan

  1. branch (part of plant)

Indonesian edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Malay dan.

Pronunciation edit

Conjunction edit

dan

  1. and (used to connect two similar words, phrases, et cetera)

Etymology 2 edit

From Japanese (dan).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

dan (first-person possessive danku, second-person possessive danmu, third-person possessive dannya)

  1. Rank in judo, karate and kenpo.

Japanese edit

Romanization edit

dan

  1. Rōmaji transcription of だん

Jassic edit

Etymology edit

Cognate with Iron and Digor Ossetian дон (don), from earlier *дан (*dan); from Old Ossetic [Term?], from Proto-Scythian *dānu, Proto-Iranian *dáHnu (compare Avestan 𐬛𐬁𐬥𐬎 (dānu, river)), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *dáHnu (compare Sanskrit दानु (dānu, drop, dew)), from Proto-Indo-European *déh₂nu.

Noun edit

dan

  1. water

Further reading edit

  • Fridrik Thordarson, Ossetic Grammatical Studies (2009)
  • Magyarrá lett keleti népek (Viktor Szombathy, Gyula László; 1988), reproducing the only surviving wordlist

Kis edit

Noun edit

dan

  1. water

References edit

  • Stephen Adolphe Wurm, New Guinea Area Languages and Language Study (1976)

Ladin edit

Preposition edit

dan

  1. in front of, before

Lavatbura-Lamusong edit

Noun edit

dan

  1. water

Usage notes edit

Takes various 'article' prefixes, such as la-dan (in the Madak dialect) and e-dan (in other Lamusong dialects).

Further reading edit

  • Malcolm Ross, Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian Languages of Western Melanesia, Pacific Linguistics, series C-98 (1988)
  • Bob Lee, Noun Phrases in Madak

Malay edit

Pronunciation edit

Conjunction edit

dan (Jawi spelling دان)

  1. and (used to connect two similar words, phrases, et cetera)

Descendants edit

  • Indonesian: dan

Maltese edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Arabic ذَا (ḏā, this, that). The paragogic -n probably spread from the plural, where it originated by analogy with hawn (here) and/or with the plural ending -in (compare Algerian Arabic هادون (hādūn) alongside هادو (hādū)). Some earlier scholars instead suspected a connection with Aramaic דנה (dənā, this, that), but this was based on the widely obsolete theory of a Punic substratum in Maltese.

Pronunciation edit

Determiner edit

dan (feminine din, plural dawn)

  1. this

Usage notes edit

  • May contract with the following article: dan ir-raġel → dar-raġel (this man). The full form is commoner, however, except in expressions like dax-xahar (this month).
  • The feminine singular contracts to di-, the plural to da- like the masculine: dil-ġimgħa (this week), das-snin (these years).

Coordinate terms edit

Mandarin edit

Romanization edit

dan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of dān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of dǎn.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of dàn.

Usage notes edit

  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Mauritian Creole edit

Etymology edit

From French dans.

Pronunciation edit

Preposition edit

dan

  1. in
  2. within

Middle Dutch edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Dutch than, from Proto-West Germanic *þan, from Proto-Germanic *þan.

Adverb edit

dan

  1. then, after that
  2. then, in that case
  3. thus, therefore
Descendants edit

Conjunction edit

dan

  1. than (in comparisons)
  2. other than (with negation)
Descendants edit

Etymology 2 edit

Contraction edit

dan

  1. Contraction of dat ne.

Further reading edit

  • dan (V)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • dan (VI)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “dan (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I

Middle English edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman daun, daunz and Old French dan, dam, from Latin dominus.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

dan (uncountable)

  1. A respectful term of address for a (male) scholar, noble, or cleric.
  2. (literary, rare) A respectful term of address for a classical deity.
  3. (rare) A male noble or member of the clergy.

Descendants edit

References edit

North Frisian edit

Etymology edit

From Old Frisian thīn.

Pronoun edit

dan m (feminine din, neuter din, plural din)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) your

Northern Kurdish edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *dádaHti, from Proto-Indo-European *dédeh₃ti, imperfective form of the root *deh₃-.

Verb edit

dan

  1. to give, to grant, to provide with

Conjugation edit

Derived terms edit

Northern Sami edit

Determiner edit

dan

  1. accusative/genitive singular of dat

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Norse danr, from Proto-Germanic *danaz.

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

dan m (definite singular danen, indefinite plural daner or danar, definite plural danene or danane)

  1. Dane (only used in names)
Related terms edit

Male given names:

Female given names:

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle Low German dān, past participle of dôn (to do). Akin to English done.

Adjective edit

dan (neuter dant, definite singular and plural dane, comparative danare, indefinite superlative danast, definite superlative danaste)

  1. eager
  2. lustful
  3. moved, impressed, especially by fear

References edit

Plautdietsch edit

Adverb edit

dan

  1. then (sequential), after that

Polabian edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Slavic *dьnь.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

dan m ?

  1. day

Saterland Frisian edit

Etymology edit

From Old Frisian than, from Proto-West Germanic *þan, from Proto-Germanic *þan. Cognates include West Frisian dan and German dann.

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

dan

  1. then (in that case)

Conjunction edit

dan

  1. for, since
    • 2000, Marron C. Fort, transl., Dät Näie Tästamänt un do Psoolme in ju aasterlauwerfräiske Uurtoal fon dät Seelterlound, Fräislound, Butjoarlound, Aastfräislound un do Groninger Umelounde [The New Testament and the Psalms in the East Frisian language, native to Saterland, Friesland, Butjadingen, East Frisia and the Ommelanden of Groningen], →ISBN, Dät Evangelium ätter Matthäus 1:21:
      Ju skäl n Súun bere; him skääst du dän Nome Jesus reke; dan hie skäl sien Foulk fon sien Sänden ferleze.
      She will bear a son; you will give him the name Jesus; for he will free his people from their sins.

References edit

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

Serbo-Croatian edit

 
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Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *dьnь (day).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

dȃn m (Cyrillic spelling да̑н)

  1. day

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

See also edit

Slavomolisano edit

Etymology edit

From Serbo-Croatian dan.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

dan m

  1. day
    • 2010, Rino John Gliosca, Bonifacio en Amérique:
      E na dan, je čija baliže, e je vaza put za sa vrni doma.
      And one day he packed his suitcases and left to return home.

Declension edit

References edit

  • Breu, W., Mader Skender, M. B. & Piccoli, G. 2013. Oral texts in Molise Slavic (Italy): Acquaviva Collecroce. In Adamou, E., Breu, W., Drettas, G. & Scholze, L. (eds.). 2013. EuroSlav2010: Elektronische Datenbank bedrohter slavischer Varietäten in nichtslavophonen Ländern Europas – Base de données électronique de variétés slaves menacées dans des pays européens non slavophones. Konstanz: Universität / Paris: Lacito (Internet Publication).

Slovene edit

 
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Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Slavic *dьnь (day).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

dȃn m inan

  1. day
    Antonym: nọ̑č
Inflection edit
Declension of dan (masculine inanimate, irregular)
nom. sing. dan
gen. sing. dneva, dne
singular dual plural
nominative dan dneva dnevi
accusative dan dneva dneve, dni
genitive dneva, dne dnevov, dni dnevov, dni
dative dnevu dnevoma, dnema dnevom, dnem
locative dnevu dnevih, dneh dnevih, dneh
instrumental dnevom, dnem dnevoma, dnema dnevi
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation edit

Participle edit

dán

  1. past passive participle of dáti
Inflection edit
 
The diacritics used in this section of the entry are non-tonal. If you are a native tonal speaker, please help by adding the tonal marks.
Hard
masculine feminine neuter
nom. sing. dán dána dáno
singular
masculine feminine neuter
nominative dán ind
dáni def
dána dáno
genitive dánega dáne dánega
dative dánemu dáni dánemu
accusative nominativeinan or
genitive
anim
dáno dáno
locative dánem dáni dánem
instrumental dánim dáno dánim
dual
masculine feminine neuter
nominative dána dáni dáni
genitive dánih dánih dánih
dative dánima dánima dánima
accusative dána dáni dáni
locative dánih dánih dánih
instrumental dánima dánima dánima
plural
masculine feminine neuter
nominative dáni dáne dána
genitive dánih dánih dánih
dative dánim dánim dánim
accusative dáne dáne dána
locative dánih dánih dánih
instrumental dánimi dánimi dánimi

Further reading edit

  • dan”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Spanish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdan/ [ˈd̪ãn]
  • Rhymes: -an
  • Syllabification: dan

Etymology 1 edit

Noun edit

dan m (plural danes)

  1. (martial arts) dan

Etymology 2 edit

Verb edit

dan

  1. third-person plural present indicative of dar

Further reading edit

Sursurunga edit

Noun edit

dan

  1. water

References edit

Swedish edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology 1 edit

Clipping of dagen

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

dan

  1. (colloquial) Contraction of dagen., definite singular of dag
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Proto-Germanic *daniz.

Noun edit

dan c

  1. (historical) Dane (inhabitant of ancient Denmark)
Usage notes edit

Typically plural.

Declension edit
Declension of dan 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative dan danen daner danerna
Genitive dans danens daners danernas

Etymology 3 edit

The perfect participle of Middle Low German don, in other words: "done".

Adjective edit

dan (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) constituted in a certain manner
    Han är märklig och dan
    He is strange and stuff (idiomatically, where it is close to a filler)
Declension edit
Inflection of dan
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular dan
Neuter singular dant
Plural dana
Masculine plural3 dane
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 dane
All dana
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic
Derived terms edit
Related terms edit

References edit

Anagrams edit

Tarpia edit

Noun edit

dan

  1. water

References edit

Tausug edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *daqan.

Adjective edit

dān

  1. old (of things)

Etymology 2 edit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *zalan.

Noun edit

dān

  1. path; trail; way

Volapük edit

Noun edit

dan (uncountable dans)

  1. thanks

Declension edit

Warembori edit

Noun edit

dan

  1. water

References edit

Welsh edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Soft mutation of tan (under). From Proto-Brythonic *tan, from Proto-Celtic *tanai, dative of *tanā, from Proto-Indo-European *tn̥néh₂.

Preposition edit

dan (triggers soft mutation on a following noun)

  1. under
    Synonym: islaw
  2. (literary) Soft mutation of tan (under).
    Synonym: islaw
Usage notes edit

In literary Welsh, tan can mean both "under" and "until". In Welsh usage today, however, dan (originally the soft mutation of tan) has become a preposition in its own right with the meaning "under" whereas tan means "until", retaining the meaning "under" in certain expressions, compound words and place names. Modern dan or tan are not usually mutated. o dan is an alternative to dan.

Inflection edit
Alternative forms edit
Derived terms edit

Mutation edit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tan dan nhan than
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Etymology 2 edit

Verb edit

dan

  1. (North Wales) first-person plural present colloquial of bod
Synonyms edit

Mutation edit

Dan does not mutate.

Western Maninkakan edit

Noun edit

dan

  1. border

Wogeo edit

Noun edit

dan

  1. (fresh) water

References edit

  • Mats Exter, Phonetik und Phonologie des Wogeo (2003), Arbeitspapier, Neue Folge 46, Colonha, Institut für Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Köln, page 65
  • Stephen Adolphe Wurm, New Guinea Area Languages and Language Study (1976)

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dan

  1. (transitive) to counteract or neutralize someone's charm or spell
    àwọn ológùn-ún dan araa wọnThe men with ritual powers neutralized each other's spells
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dán

  1. (intransitive, copulative, stative, descriptive) to shine, to be smooth
    àwọ̀ ọ́ dánThe skin is shining
  2. (transitive) to polish or shine something
  3. (transitive) to boast
    Synonyms: dánnu, janu
  4. (transitive) to scrape or smoothen something; to shave
    Synonym:
    ó dán orí rẹ̀He shaved his head
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  • Sense 3 is primarily used in the form dánnu
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