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
from Dan to Beersheba
- Bible from one end of Israel to the other: Judg. 20:1
- from end to end; throughout; everywhere
- Bible Daniel
- 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
Origin of DanMiddle English from Old French from Medieval Latin Domnus from Latin dominus master, lord ; see dem- in Indo-European roots.