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

  • adj. Of or relating to Denmark, the Danes, their language, or their culture.
  • n. The North Germanic language of the Danes.
  • n. A Danish pastry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The language of Denmark.
  • n. A native of Denmark; a Dane.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to Denmark.


Middle English, alteration (influenced by Old Norse Danr, Dane) of Denish, from Old English Denisc, from Dene, the Danes.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English Denisc ("people of Denmark"). (Wiktionary)



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