de·​dans | \ dəˈdäⁿ \
plural dedans\ " \

Definition of dedans

1 : an open gallery that is one of the winning openings placed at the service end of the court in court tennis
2 : the spectators at a court-tennis match

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History and Etymology for dedans

French, literally, interior, from Middle French, from dedans, adverb & preposition, within, in, from Old French dedenz, from de of, from (from Latin, from, away) + denz within, in, from Late Latin deintus, from Latin de from, away + intus within, in; akin to Greek entos within, in, Sanskrit antas tya intestines; derivative from a prehistoric Indo-European word represented by Latin in

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“Dedans.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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