dais

[dey-is, dahy-, deys]
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Origin of dais

1225–75; Middle English deis < Anglo-French (Old French dois) < Latin discus quoit; see discus
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Related Words for dais

podium, terrace, rostrum, table, seat, bench, stage

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British Dictionary definitions for dais

dais

noun
  1. a raised platform, usually at one end of a hall, used by speakers, etc

Word Origin for dais

C13: from Old French deis, from Latin discus discus
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Word Origin and History for dais
n.

mid-13c., from Anglo-French deis, Old French dais "table, platform," from Latin discus "disk-shaped object," also, by medieval times, "table," from Greek diskos "quoit, disk, dish." Died out in English c.1600, preserved in Scotland, revived 19c. by antiquarians.

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