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Danish

[ dey-nish ]
/ ˈdeɪ nɪʃ /
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adjective
of or relating to the Danes, their country, or their language.
noun
a North Germanic language, the language of Denmark, closely related to Norwegian, Swedish, and Icelandic. Abbreviations: Dan, Dan.
(sometimes lowercase) Danish pastry.
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Origin of Danish

First recorded before 900; Middle English, alteration of Denshe, Danshe, Dench (by influence of Dan “(a) Dane”), Old English Denisc , from Germanic daniskaz; see origin at Dane, -ish1

OTHER WORDS FROM Danish

non-Danish, adjectivepro-Danish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Danish

Danish
/ (ˈdeɪnɪʃ) /

adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of Denmark, its people, or their language
noun
the official language of Denmark, belonging to the North Germanic branch of the Indo-European family
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