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[den-is] /ˈdɛn ɪs/
a male given name.


[den-is; French duh-nee] /ˈdɛn ɪs; French dəˈni/
Saint, died a.d. c280, 1st bishop of Paris: patron saint of France. Unabridged
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  • Theresa herself never had any explanation to offer of "why she would be that cross wid poor Denis O'Meara."

  • In Tennyson, for Denison, son of Denis, we have the opposite change.

    The Romance of Names Ernest Weekley
  • Denis didn't attempt to deny it; probably he was feeling a little tired of the Margerisons to-night.

    The Lee Shore Rose Macaulay
  • Denis Ryan, excited and intensely moved, shouted with the rest.

    Lady Bountiful George A. Birmingham
  • "God and Mary be with you, mother," Denis Donohoe made answer as he took the donkey by the head and led him along the dark road.

    Waysiders Seumas O'Kelly
British Dictionary definitions for Denis


/ˈdɛnɪs; French dəni/
Maurice (mɔris). 1870–1943, French painter and writer on art. One of the leading Nabis, he defined a picture as "essentially a flat surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order"
Saint Denis, Saint Denys, 3rd century ad, first bishop of Paris; patron saint of France. Feast day: Oct 9
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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