EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Martial Arts a degree of expertise in karate, judo, tae kwon do, etc., usually signified by the wearing of a cloth belt of a particular color; level: a sixth-degree dan. Origin of dan 1940–45; < Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese duàn step, grade noun a son of Jacob and Bilhah. Gen. 30:6. one of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him. the northernmost city of ancient Palestine. a male given name, form of Daniel. Idioms from Dan to Beersheba, from one outermost extreme or limit to the other. Judges 20:1. noun . Archaic a title of honor equivalent to master or sir: Dan Chaucer. Origin of Dan 2 1275–1325; Middle English < Old French danz < Medieval Latin domnus, contraction of Latin dominus “lord, master”
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Examples from the Web for dans Historical Examples of dans
Il a t lev, said I,
dans What the blazes was the French for cotton-wool?
But to-day Dickie had appeared saddened by
Dans and Clarences troubles.
That disagreeable look on
Dans face was replaced by a startled one. Dans ses bouteilles, may be Arab-French for in his cups—or it may not. Dans la dche jusqu'aux omoplates, mon pauv' caporal-sous-off! British Dictionary definitions for dans noun an archaic title of honour, equivalent to Master or Sir Dan Chaucer noun Old Testament the fourth son of Jacob (Genesis 30:1–6) the tribe descended from him a city in the northern territory of Canaan noun a small buoy used as a marker at sea Also called: dan buoy Word Origin for dan
C17: of unknown origin
noun martial arts any one of the 10 black-belt grades of proficiency a competitor entitled to dan grading Word Origin for dan
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Word Origin and History for dans
title of address to members of religious orders, c.1300, from Old French
dan (Modern French dom), from Latin dominus "lord" (source of Portuguese don, Spanish don, Italian donno; see don (n.)). 1
familiar form of masc. proper name
name of one of the 12 tribes of ancient Israel or its territory, named for its founder; literally "he who judges," related to Hebrew
din "to judge." In the Old Testament, it occupied the northernmost part of Israel, hence its use proverbially for "utmost extremity," e.g. in from Dan to Beersheba (the southernmost region), 1738.
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n. 1-dimethylaminonaphthalene-5-sulfonic acid; a green fluorescing compound used in immunohistochemistry to detect antigens.
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