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Douglas

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English

Etymology

From Gaelic dubh "black " + glas "stream".

Proper noun

Singular
Douglas

Plural
-

Douglas

  1. A Scottish surname.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. The capital of the Isle of Man.

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Quotations

  • 1598, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 1: Act IV, Scene V:
    The noble Scot, Lord Douglas, when he saw
    The fortune of the day quite turn'd from him
    The noble Percy slain, and all his men
    Upon the foot of fear, fled with the rest.

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French

Proper noun

Douglas

  1. Douglas (in the Isle of Man)

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