Danish

Danish

[dey-nish]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the Danes, their country, or their language.
noun
2.
a North Germanic language, the language of Denmark, closely related to Norwegian, Swedish, and Icelandic. Abbreviation: Dan., Dan
3.
(sometimes lowercase) Danish pastry.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English, alteration of Denish (by influence of Dan Dane), Old English Denisc < Germanic *danisk-; see Dane, -ish1

non-Danish, adjective
pro-Danish, adjective
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Danish (ˈdeɪnɪʃ)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or characteristic of Denmark, its people, or their language
 
n
2.  the official language of Denmark, belonging to the North Germanic branch of the Indo-European family

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Danish
O.E. Denisc "people of Denmark;" danish pastry is 1934; shortened form danish is from 1963.
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