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dame

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Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does.
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English

Etymology

Via Middle English and Old French from Latin domina

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
dame

Plural
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  1. (UK) the equivalent title to Sir for a female knight
    Dame Edith Sitwell
  2. (informal, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Slightly derogatory way of referring to a woman.
    There ain't nothin' like a dame!
  3. (archaic) Lady, woman.

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Danish

Noun

dame

  1. lady

Dutch

Noun

dame f.

  1. lady
  2. (chess) queen.

French

Etymology

From Latin domina

Pronunciation

Noun

dame f. (plural dames)

  1. A lady
  2. A polite form of address for a woman.
  3. (chess) queen
  4. (card games) queen

Italian

Noun

dame f.

  1. Plural form of dama.

Japanese

See also damena

Noun

dame (hiragana だめ)

  1. 駄目: no good; useless; hopeless

Norwegian

Noun

dame m. and f. (definite singular dama/damen; indefinite plural damer; definite plural damene)

  1. lady, woman

Spanish

Verb

dame!

  1. give me!
    dame is the second-person familiar imperative of dar, "to give", with the suffixed first-person singular indirect object pronoun me, "me".

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