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Of or relating to Denmark, the Danes, their language, or their culture.
1. The North Germanic language of the Danes.
2. pl. Danish or Dan·ish·es A Danish pastry.

[Middle English, alteration (influenced by Old Norse Danr, Dane) of Denish, from Old English Denisc, from Dene, the Danes.]


1. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of Denmark, its people, or their language
2. (Languages) of, relating to, or characteristic of Denmark, its people, or their language
3. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of Denmark, its people, or their language
(Languages) the official language of Denmark, belonging to the North Germanic branch of the Indo-European family


(ˈdeɪ nɪʃ)

1. of or pertaining to Denmark, the Danes, or the language Danish.
2. the North Germanic language of the Danes. Abbr.: Dan
[before 900; Middle English, alter. of Denish (by influence of Dan Dane), Old English Denisc < Germanic *danisk-]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.danish - a Scandinavian language that is the official language of DenmarkDanish - a Scandinavian language that is the official language of Denmark
Nordic, North Germanic, North Germanic language, Scandinavian language, Scandinavian, Norse - the northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland
2.danish - light sweet yeast-raised roll usually filled with fruits or cheesedanish - light sweet yeast-raised roll usually filled with fruits or cheese
coffee roll, sweet roll - any of numerous yeast-raised sweet rolls with our without raisins or nuts or spices or a glaze
Adj.1.Danish - of or relating to or characteristic of Denmark or the Danes or their language ; "Danish furniture"
dánskýdánštinadánský jazyk
thuộc nước/người/tiếng Đan Mạchtiếng Đan Mạch


A. N
1. (Ling) → danés m
2. the Danishlos daneses
3. (esp US) = Danish pastry
B. ADJdanés, dinamarqués
C. CPD Danish blue (cheese) Nqueso m azul danés
Danish pastry N bollo de masa de hojaldre con pasas, manzana o crema


(= language) → danois m
= Danish pastryDanish blue n (= cheese) → bleu m du DanemarkDanish pastry Danish n (with raisins)pain m aux raisins


n (= language)Dänisch nt; the Danish pl (= people)die Dänen


1. adjdanese
2. n (language) → danese m


اللغة الدانمركية, دَانْـمَرْكِيّ dánský, dánština dansk Dänisch Δανικά, δανικός danés tanska, tanskalainen danois Danac, danski danese デンマークの, デンマーク語 덴마크어, 덴마크의 Deens dansk duński, język duński dinamarquês датский, датский язык dansk, danska เกี่ยวกับชาวเดนมาร์ก, ภาษาเดนมาร์ก Danimarka, Danimarka dili thuộc nước/người/tiếng Đan Mạch, tiếng Đan Mạch 丹麦的, 丹麦语
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In August the Harlings' Danish cook had to leave them.
In old Norse times, the thrones of the sea-loving Danish kings were fabricated, saith tradition, of the tusks of the narwhale.
And even in the days of Banks and Solander, Cooke's naturalists, we find a Danish member of the Academy of Sciences setting down certain Iceland Whales (reydan-siskur, or Wrinkled Bellies) at one hundred and twenty yards; that is, three hundred and sixty feet.
Back of those men's time the English are just simply foreigners, nothing more, nothing less; they talk Danish, German, Norman French, and sometimes a mixture of all three; back of THEM, they talk Latin, and ancient British, Irish, and Gaelic; and then back of these come billions and billions of pure savages that talk a gibberish that Satan himself couldn't understand.
The whole of the Danish nobility were in attendance; consisting of a noble boy in the wash-leather boots of a gigantic ancestor, a venerable Peer with a dirty face who seemed to have risen from the people late in life, and the Danish chivalry with a comb in its hair and a pair of white silk legs, and presenting on the whole a feminine appearance.
Guests also were invited in great numbers; and in the necessity in which he then found himself of courting popularity, Prince John had extended his invitation to a few distinguished Saxon and Danish families, as well as to the Norman nobility and gentry of the neighbourhood.
To this end, Communists of various nationalities have assembled in London, and sketched the following Manifesto, to be published in the English, French, German, Italian, Flemish and Danish languages.
exclaimed De Guiche, "you must understand that this is one of those wandering brothers, who go begging on the high road until some day a benefice falls down from Heaven on them; they are mostly foreigners -- Scotch, Irish or Danish.
I felt its dread for the first time in mid-Atlantic one day, many years ago, when we took off the crew of a Danish brig homeward bound from the West Indies.
The night will soon fall; this forest is most wild and lonely; strange noises are often heard therein after sunset; wolves haunt these glades, and Danish warriors infest the country; worse things are talked of; you might chance to hear, as it were, a child cry, and on opening the door to afford it succour, a greet black bull, or a shadowy goblin dog, might rush over the threshold; or, more awful still, if something flapped, as with wings, against the lattice, and then a raven or a white dove flew in and settled on the hearth, such a visitor would be a sure sign of misfortune to the house; therefore, heed my advice, and lift the latchet for nothing.
I always supposed we should protest in defense of the Danish ports, for their sakes and our own.
Our thoughts, like the boys' thoughts in the Danish song, are very long, long thoughts, and very vague; we cannot see their end.

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