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Danish

[dey-nish] /ˈdeɪ nɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of or relating 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
900
before 900; Middle English, alteration of Denish (by influence of Dan Dane), Old English Denisc < Germanic *danisk-; see Dane, -ish1
Related forms
non-Danish, adjective
pro-Danish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prodanish

Danish

/ˈdeɪnɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Denmark, its people, or their language
noun
2.
the official language of Denmark, belonging to the North Germanic branch of the Indo-European family
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Word Origin and History for prodanish

Danish

Old English Denisc "people of Denmark" (see Dane); danish pastry is 1934; shortened form danish is from 1963.

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