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English Dictionary: Dan by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dan \Dan\, n. [OE. dan, danz, OF. danz (prop. only nom.), dan,
      master, fr. L. dominus. See {Dame}.]
      A title of honor equivalent to master, or sir. [Obs.]
  
               Old Dan Geoffry, in gently spright The pure wellhead of
               poetry did dwell.                                    --Spenser.
  
               What time Dan Abraham left the Chaldee land. --Thomson.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dan \Dan\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Mining)
      A small truck or sledge used in coal mines.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
   Dan
      a judge. (1.) The fifth son of Jacob. His mother was Bilhah,
      Rachel's maid (Gen. 30:6, "God hath judged me", Heb. dananni).
      The blessing pronounced on him by his father was, "Dan shall
      judge his people" (49:16), probably in allusion to the judgeship
      of Samson, who was of the tribe of Dan.
     
         The tribe of Dan had their place in the march through the
      wilderness on the north side of the tabernacle (Num. 2:25, 31;
      10:25). It was the last of the tribes to receive a portion in
      the Land of Promise. Its position and extent are described in
      Josh. 19:40-48.
     
         The territory of Dan extended from the west of that of Ephraim
      and Benjamin to the sea. It was a small territory, but was very
      fertile. It included in it, among others, the cities of Lydda,
      Ekron, and Joppa, which formed its northern boundary. But this
      district was too limited. "Squeezed into the narrow strip
      between the mountains and the sea, its energies were great
      beyond its numbers." Being pressed by the Amorites and the
      Philistines, whom they were unable to conquer, they longed for a
      wider space. They accordingly sent out five spies from two of
      their towns, who went north to the sources of the Jordan, and
      brought back a favourable report regarding that region. "Arise,"
      they said, "be not slothful to go, and to possess the land," for
      it is "a place where there is no want of any thing that is in
      the earth" (Judg. 18:10). On receiving this report, 600 Danites
      girded on their weapons of war, and taking with them their wives
      and their children, marched to the foot of Hermon, and fought
      against Leshem, and took it from the Sidonians, and dwelt
      therein, and changed the name of the conquered town to Dan
      (Josh. 19:47). This new city of Dan became to them a new home,
      and was wont to be spoken of as the northern limit of Palestine,
      the length of which came to be denoted by the expression "from
      Dan to Beersheba", i.e., about 144 miles.
     
         "But like Lot under a similar temptation, they seem to have
      succumbed to the evil influences around them, and to have sunk
      down into a condition of semi-heathenism from which they never
      emerged. The mounds of ruins which mark the site of the city
      show that it covered a considerable extent of ground. But there
      remains no record of any noble deed wrought by the degenerate
      tribe. Their name disappears from the roll-book of the natural
      and the spiritual Israel.", Manning's Those Holy Fields.
     
         This old border city was originally called Laish. Its modern
      name is Tell el-Kady, "Hill of the Judge." It stands about four
      miles below Caesarea Philippi, in the midst of a region of
      surpassing richness and beauty.
     
         (2.) This name occurs in Ezek 27:19, Authorize Version; but
      the words there, "Dan also," should be simply, as in the Revised
      Version, "Vedan," an Arabian city, from which various kinds of
      merchandise were brought to Tyre. Some suppose it to have been
      the city of Aden in Arabia. (See MAHANEH-{DAN}.)
     

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) [hitchcock]:
   Dan, judgment; he that judges
  
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