from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- In the Bible, a son of Jacob and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.
- n. Archaic Used formerly as a title of honor for respected men, such as clerics and poets.
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- proper n. Fifth son of Jacob, by his wife's handmaid Bilhah.
- proper n. One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Dan.
- proper n. A male given name of biblical origin.
- proper n. A nickname for Daniel.
- proper n. A surname.
- n. A title of respect: Sir, Master.
Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin Domnus, from Latin dominus, master, lord; see dem- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew דָּן (Dan) (Wiktionary)
From Old French dan, from Latin dominus. (Wiktionary)