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Dana

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[ dah-nuh ]
/ ˈdɑ nə /
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noun Irish Mythology.

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Definition for Dana (2 of 2)

Dana2
[ dey-nuh ]
/ ˈdeɪ nə /

noun

Charles Anderson, 1819–97, U.S. journalist, editor, and publisher.
Edward Salisbury, 1849–1935, U.S. mineralogist and physicist.
his father, James Dwight, 1813–95, U.S. geologist and mineralogist.
Richard Henry, Jr., 1815–82, U.S. jurist, author, and sailor: specialist in admiralty law.
a male or female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for Dana

Dana
/ (ˈdeɪnə) /

noun

James Dwight (dwaɪt). 1813–95, American geologist; noted for his work The System of Mineralogy (1837)
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