Dan

noun (1)
\ ˈdan How to pronounce Dan (audio) \

Definition of Dan

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel

Dan

noun (2)

Definition of Dan (Entry 2 of 3)

archaic
: master, sir

Definition of Dan (Entry 3 of 3)

1 Daniel
2 Danish

First Known Use of Dan

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Dan

Noun (1)

Hebrew Dān

Noun (2)

Middle English, title of members of religious orders, from Anglo-French, from Latin dominus master

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“Dan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dan. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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Dan geographical name

\ ˈdan How to pronounce Dan (audio) \

Definition of Dan

1 river 180 miles (290 kilometers) long in southern Virginia and northern North Carolina flowing east into the Roanoke River
2 village at the northern extremity of ancient Palestine

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