Archaic master; sir: a title: Dan Cupid
Origin of DanMiddle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin dominus, master, lord from source don: see dominate
- Jacob's fifth son, whose mother was Bilhah: Gen. 30:1-6
- the tribe of Israel descended from him, which settled in N Palestine: Num. 1:38
Origin of DanClassical Hebrew (language) d?n, a judge
village in NE Israel: site of an ancient town at the northernmost extremity of Israelite territory
from Dan to Beersheba
- Bible from one end of Israel to the other: Judg. 20:1
- from end to end; throughout; everywhere
- Bible Daniel
Used formerly as a title of honor for respected men, such as clerics and poets.
Origin of DanMiddle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin Domnus, from Latin dominus, master, lord; see dem- in Indo-European roots.
In the Bible, a son of Jacob and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.
- a. Any of the levels of proficiency at the grade of black belt in martial arts such as judo and karate.b. One who has achieved such a level.
- An expert or expert level in shogi and certain other games.
Origin of danJapanese dan, stair, grade, dan, from Early Middle Chinese duanh, section; also the source of Mandarin duàn.