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2 letters words from 'dan'

AD 3AN 2
DA 3NA 2

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dan adn dna nda and nad

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Definitions and meaning of dan

dan

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dæn/

Etymology 1

From Middle English dan, daun, dam (lord), from Anglo-Norman daunz, related to Old French dan, dam. Cf. don.

Noun

dan

  1. (obsolete) A title of honour similar to "master" or "father", used of historical and legendary figures of the past.
    • 1578, George Gascoigne, "A Moonshine Banquet" in A Hundred Sundry Flowers:
      Dan Phoebus, he with many a low'ring look / Had her beheld in yore in angry wise.
    • 1598, William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost:
      This senior-junior, giant-dwarf, dan Cupid.
    • 1748, James Thomson, The Castle of Indolence:
      The patriarchal age, / What time Dan Abraham left the Chaldee land.
    • 1777, James Perry, The Electrical Eel; or, Gymnotus Electricus:
      He did—and in a moment press'd / The place—in Paradise the best, / As by Dan Moses said.
    • 1842, Alfed, Lord Tennyson, A Dream of Fair Women:
      Dan Chaucer, the first warbler, whose sweet breath / Preluded those melodious bursts, that fill / The spacious times of great Elizabeth / With sounds that echo still.
    • 1846, Terence McMahon Hughes, The Biliad:
      Dan Neptune says that "ere a twelvemonth pass, / The Senate shall to Ireland go to grass."
    • 1962, A. D. Hope, The Ballad of Dan Homer:
      Oh, me' name is Dan Homer, I'm blind, as the Jews, / And I travels around with my head full av news.

Etymology 2

Uncertain.

Noun

dan (plural dans)

  1. (mining) A small truck or sledge used in coal mines.

Etymology 3

From Japanese (dan).

Noun

dan (plural dans)

  1. A rank of black belt in martial arts
    Hyponym: shodan
  2. Someone who has achieved a level of black belt
    Hyponym: shodan

Etymology 4

From the pinyin romanization of the Mandarin pronunciation of Chinese (dàn).

Noun

dan (plural dans or dan)

  1. (units of measurement) Synonym of picul: a traditional unit of weight and mass.

Anagrams

  • -and, ADN, AND, DNA, NAD, NDA, and, and-, dna, nad

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch dan.

Adverb

dan

  1. then

Conjunction

dan

  1. than

Antillean Creole

Etymology

From French dent.

Noun

dan

  1. (anatomy) tooth

Azerbaijani

Etymology

From Common Turkic *daŋ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [dɑn]

Noun

dan (definite accusative danı, plural danlar)

  1. dawn

Declension

Related terms

  • danna (tomorrow)

Further reading

  • “dan” in Obastan.com.

Bambara

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [dã˦]

Verb

dan

  1. to count
  2. to sow

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [dã˨]

Verb

dan

  1. to pass beyond

References

  • 2007. The UCLA Phonetics Lab Archive. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Department of Linguistics.

Biem

Noun

dan

  1. water

References

  • Heinrich Aufenanger, The great inheritance in Northeast New Guinea: a collection of anthropological data (1975)
  • Stephen Adolphe Wurm, New Guinea Area Languages and Language Study (1976)

Bonggo

Noun

dan

  1. water

References

  • Cornelis L. Voorhoeve, Languages of Irian Jaya Checklist (1975, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics), page 128

Cimbrian

Etymology

From Middle High German dan, from Old High German dan, from Proto-Germanic *þan (then, at that time). Cognate with German dann, English than. Doublet of dénne.

Conjunction

dan

  1. (Sette Comuni) than
    Synonym: bédar

References

  • “dan” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Cornish

Noun

dan

  1. Soft mutation of tan.

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dan/
  • Rhymes: -an

Etymology 1

From Japanese だん (dan).

Noun

dan m anim

  1. (martial arts) dan, master and teacher of judo, karate or other Japanese martial arts.
Declension

Noun

dan m inan

  1. (martial arts) dan, master degree in judo and karate
Declension

Etymology 2

From Latin Dania (Denmark).

Noun

dan m inan

  1. (geology) Danian, stage of Paleogene
Declension

Anagrams

  • And
  • dna
  • DNA
  • nad

Dongxiang

Etymology

Compare Bonan dam, ultimately from Proto-Turkic *dām. Compare Turkish dam (roof), Uyghur تام(tam, wall), Salar tam, tām (wall).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /taŋ/, [tɑ̃(ŋ)]

Noun

dan

  1. wall

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɑn
  • IPA(key): /dɑn/

Adverb

dan

  1. then, at that time (in the future)
  2. then, after that
  3. then, in that case

Usage notes

The adverb dan is almost obligatorily used in Dutch after an imperative with a preceding conditional clause:

Synonyms

  • (in the past) toen

Conjunction

dan

  1. than (in comparison)

Synonyms

  • als (non-standard)

Preposition

dan

  1. but, except

Noun

dan c (plural dans)

  1. Unit of grading proficiency greater than black-belt in Japanese martial arts

Anagrams

  • DNA

Fanamaket

Noun

dan

  1. water

References

  • Frantisek Lichtenberk, Sequentiality-Futurity Links, Oceanic Linguistics 53:1 (2014), pages 61-91

French

Etymology

From Japanese (dan), from Chinese .

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dan/

Noun

dan m (plural dans)

  1. dan

Further reading

  • “dan” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Galician

Verb

dan

  1. third-person plural present indicative of dar

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French dent (tooth)

Noun

dan

  1. tooth

Indonesian

Etymology 1

From Malay dan.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dan/

Conjunction

dan

  1. and (used to connect two similar words, phrases, et cetera)

Etymology 2

From Japanese (dan)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dan/

Noun

dan (plural, first-person possessive danku, second-person possessive danmu, third-person possessive dannya)

  1. Rank in judo, karate and kenpo.

Japanese

Romanization

dan

  1. Rōmaji transcription of だん

Jassic

Etymology

Compare Iron and Digor Ossetian дон (don), from earlier *дан (*dan).

Noun

dan

  1. water

Further reading

  • Fridrik Thordarson, Ossetic Grammatical Studies (2009)
  • Magyarrá lett keleti népek (Viktor Szombathy, Gyula László; 1988), reproducing the only surviving wordlist

Kis

Noun

dan

  1. water

References

  • Stephen Adolphe Wurm, New Guinea Area Languages and Language Study (1976)

Kurdish

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *dádaHti, from Proto-Indo-European *dédeh₃ti, imperfective form of the root *deh₃-.

Verb

dan

  1. to give, to grant, to provide with

Conjugation

Derived terms


Ladin

Preposition

dan

  1. in front of, before

Lavatbura-Lamusong

Noun

dan

  1. water

Usage notes

Takes various 'article' prefixes, such as la-dan (in the Madak dialect) and e-dan (in other Lamusong dialects).

Further reading

  • Malcolm Ross, Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian Languages of Western Melanesia, Pacific Linguistics, series C-98 (1988)
  • Bob Lee, Noun Phrases in Madak

Malay

Alternative forms

  • دان

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dan/
  • Rhymes: -dan, -an
  • Rhymes: -an

Conjunction

dan (Jawi spelling دان)

  1. and (used to connect two similar words, phrases, et cetera)

Descendants


Maltese

Etymology

From Arabic ذَا(ḏā, this, that). The paragogic -n probably spread from the plural, where it originated by analogy with hawn (here) and/or with the plural ending -in (compare Algerian Arabic هادون(hādūn) alongside هادو(hādū)). Some earlier scholars instead suspected a connection with Aramaic דנה(dənā, this, that), but this was based on the widely obsolete theory of a Punic substratum in Maltese.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /daːn/

Determiner

dan (feminine din, plural dawn)

  1. this

Coordinate terms

  • dak

Mandarin

Romanization

dan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of dān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of dǎn.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of dàn.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Mauritian Creole

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɑ̃/

Etymology

From French dans

Preposition

dan

  1. in
  2. within

Middle Dutch

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adverb

dan

  1. then, after that
  2. then, in that case
  3. thus, therefore
Descendants
  • Dutch: dan

Conjunction

dan

  1. than (in comparisons)
  2. other than (with negation)
Descendants
  • Dutch: dan

Etymology 2

Contraction

dan

  1. Contraction of dat ne.

Further reading

  • “dan (V)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • “dan (VI)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “dan (I)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I

Middle English

Noun

dan

  1. don

North Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian thīn.

Pronoun

dan m (feminine din, neuter din, plural din)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) your

Northern Sami

Determiner

dan

  1. accusative/genitive singular of dat

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *dьnь (day).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dâːn/
  • Rhymes: -âːn

Noun

dȃn m (Cyrillic spelling да̑н)

  1. day

Declension

Derived terms

  • dánju
  • dóbar dán
  • dan i noć

See also

  • dno

Slovene

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *dьnь (day).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dáːn/

Noun

dȃn m inan

  1. day
    Antonym: nọ̑č
Inflection
Derived terms
  • (days of the week) dnévi v tédnu; ponedéljek, tôrek, sréda, četŕtek, pétek, sobóta, nedélja (Category: sl:Days of the week)
  • dọ́ber dȃn

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dàːn/

Participle

dán

  1. past passive participle of dáti
Inflection

Further reading

  • dan”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dan/, [d̪ãn]

Verb

dan

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present indicative form of dar.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of dar.

Sursurunga

Noun

dan

  1. water

References

  • Malcolm Ross, Andrew Pawley, Meredith Osmond (editors), The lexicon of Proto-Oceanic: The physical environment, Pacific Linguistics, 545-2. Australian National University, Canberra, 2003, page 59

Swedish

Alternative forms

  • da'n

Noun

dan

  1. Contraction of dagen., definite singular of dag

Anagrams

  • -nad, and

Tarpia

Noun

dan

  1. water

References

  • Cornelis L. Voorhoeve, Languages of Irian Jaya Checklist (1975, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics), page 128

Volapük

Noun

dan (uncountable dans)

  1. thanks

Declension


Warembori

Noun

dan

  1. water

References

  • Mark Donohue, Warembori, Lincom Europa, 1999

Welsh

Alternative forms

  • o dan

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dan/

Etymology 1

Soft mutation of tan (under). From Proto-Brythonic *tan, from Proto-Celtic *tanai, dative of *tanā, from Proto-Indo-European *tn̥néh₂.

Preposition

dan (triggers soft mutation on a following noun)

  1. under
  2. (literary) Soft mutation of tan (under).

Usage notes

In literary Welsh, tan can mean both "under" and "until". In Welsh usage today, however, dan (originally the soft mutation of tan) has become a preposition in its own right with the meaning "under" whereas tan means "until", retaining the meaning "under" in certain expressions, compound words and place names. Modern dan or tan are not usually mutated. o dan is an alternative to dan.

Derived terms

Mutation

Etymology 2

Verb

dan

  1. (colloquial, North Wales) first-person plural present of bod

Synonyms

  • ydym, ŷm (literary)
  • ŷn (South Wales)

Mutation

Dan does not mutate.


Wogeo

Noun

dan

  1. (fresh) water

References

  • Mats Exter, Phonetik und Phonologie des Wogeo (2003), Arbeitspapier, Neue Folge 46, Colonha, Institut für Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Köln, page 65
  • Stephen Adolphe Wurm, New Guinea Area Languages and Language Study (1976)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a level of efficiency in Japanese combative sports.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)