Denis

[ den-is ]
/ ˈdɛn ɪs /
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noun

a male given name.

Denîs

[ den-is; French duh-nee ]
/ ˈdɛn ɪs; French dəˈni /

noun

Saint,died a.d. c280, 1st bishop of Paris: patron saint of France.
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Denis

/ (ˈdɛnɪs, French dəni) /

noun

Maurice (mɔris). 1870–1943, French painter and writer on art. One of the leading Nabis, he defined a picture as "essentially a flat surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order"
Saint Denis or Saint Denys 3rd century ad, first bishop of Paris; patron saint of France. Feast day: Oct 9
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