Dominican

Dominican

[duh-min-i-kuhn]

Origin:
1625–35; Dominic- (stem of Dominicus Latinized form of Domingo de Guzman, founder of the order) + -an

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Dominican

[duh-min-i-kuhn for 1, 3; dom-uh-nee-kuhn, duh-min-i- for 2, 4]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the Dominican Republic.
2.
of or pertaining to the Commonwealth of Dominica.
noun
3.
a native or inhabitant of the Dominican Republic.
4.
a native or inhabitant of the Commonwealth of Dominica.

Origin:
< Spanish dominicano; (defs 2, 4) Dominic(a) + -an

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Dominican1 (dəˈmɪnɪkən)
 
n
1.  a.  a member of an order of preaching friars founded by Saint Dominic in 1215; a Blackfriar
 b.  a nun of one of the orders founded under the patronage of Saint Dominic
 
adj
2.  of or relating to Saint Dominic or the Dominican order

Dominican2 (dəˈmɪnɪkən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the Dominican Republic or Dominica
 
n
2.  a native or inhabitant of the Dominican Republic or Dominica

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Dominican
"Black friar," c.1632, from L. form of Domingo de Guzman (Santo Domingo), founder of the order of preaching friars. His name, like It. form Dominic, is from L. dominicus "pertaining to a lord."

Dominican
"native or inhabitant of the Dominican Republic," 1853, from the Caribbean island of Dominica, home of the nation, so named 1493, from L. (dies) dominica "Sunday," the day of the week on which the island was discovered.
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