Origin of Dane
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Like many of us, Dane DeHaan grew up pretending to be Spider-Man.Dane DeHaan’s Green Goblin Is the Best Thing About ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’|Kevin Fallon|May 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The best Scrabble game I could come up with would be me, Jon Hamm, and Dane DeHaan.Daniel Radcliffe on ‘Kill Your Darlings,’ Love Scenes, and What’s Next|Marlow Stern|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Swede called the young Dane “a genius,” and labeled his film “a masterpiece.”Denmark Has a Riveting New Drama Starring Mads Mikkelsen|Marlow Stern|July 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Also: will Mark survive, given that Dane is only on board this season for two episodes?‘Homeland,’ ‘Revenge,’ ‘The Good Wife,’ ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and More: Where We Left Off|Jace Lacob, Maria Elena Fernandez|September 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He Said: If time travel actually existed, someone would have traveled back from the future and erased Dane Cook.
He therefore asked his men for their aid, and said he thought the Norway man should show himself always superior to the Dane.Heimskringla|Snorri Sturlason
"It looks strange to ever see you without each other," said Mrs. Dane, detecting an uneasiness.Six Girls|Fannie Belle Irving
It did not even spit as Dane passed under its abode to pour thin soup into his patient.Plague Ship|Andre Norton
I had not taken Ellingham's stick to Mrs. Dane's house; that was another.Sight Unseen|Mary Roberts Rinehart
"The whole land seems dead," Dane said slowly, leaning heavily on his rifle as he spoke.The League of the Leopard|Harold Bindloss
"native of Denmark," from Danish Daner (replacing Old English Dene (plural)); used in Old English of Northmen generally. Perhaps ultimately from a source related to Old High German tanar "sand bank," in reference to their homeland; or from Proto-Germanic *den- "low ground," for the same reason.
Applied 1774 to a breed of large dogs. Danegeld not known by that name in Old English, or until 1086, long after the end of the Viking depredations. Supposedly originally a tax to pay for protection from the Northmen (either to outfit defensive armies or to buy peace). Danelaw (c.1050) was the Danish law in force over that large part of England under Viking rule after c.878; the application to the land itself is modern (1837).