from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A native or inhabitant of Denmark.
  • n. A person of Danish ancestry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person from Denmark or of Danish descent.
  • proper n. A surname for someone who came from Denmark, also a variant of Dean.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname, or from the ethnic term Dane (like Scott or Norman).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A native, or a naturalized inhabitant, of Denmark.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A native or an inhabitant of Denmark, a kingdom of northern Europe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a native or inhabitant of Denmark


Middle English Dan, from Old Norse Danr.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Danish DanerĀ ("Danes"), from Old Norse Danir. Replaced native Old English Dene. Both forms ultimately descend from Proto-Germanic *daniz. (Wiktionary)



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