Origin of DanubeCeltic D?nuvius from Indo-European an unverified form d?nu-, stream from base an unverified form d?-, liquid, flow
Latin Dānubius, from Proto-Celtic *Danuvios (compare Welsh river name Donwy), from Pre-Celtic *Dāne/ou̯i̯os, from Proto-Indo-European (“run, flow”); akin to Latin fōns (“spring”), Persian دنیدن (danīdan, “to hasten, run”), Ossetian дон (don, “water”), Sanskrit धन्वति (dhanvati, “it flows, runs”).
- The upper Rhine and upper Danube are easily crossed.
- The first advance came about 74, when what is now Baden was invaded and in part annexed and a road carried from the Roman base on the upper Rhine, Strassburg, to the Danube just above Ulm.
- To gratify his own imagination or strike the imagination of the world he took his army over the Danube and burnt a settlement of the Getae upon the other side.
- He was still but a centurion when chosen by the army of the Danube to lead it against Constantinople.
- On the 24th of January 1458, 40,000 Hungarian noblemen, assembled on the ice of the frozen Danube, unanimously elected Matthias Hunyadi king of Hungary, and on the 14th of February the new king made his state entry into Buda.