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- A male given name from Welsh, a Welsh diminutive of David.
From the pinyin romanization of the Mandarin pronunciation of Chinese ? (D?i), borrowed from a Tai language. Doublet of Tai and Thai. Compare Thai (tai).
Dai (plural Dais or Dai)
- An ethnic group of China, one of the 55 officially-recognized minorities.
- A member of the ethnic group.
an ethnic group of China
- Mandarin: (d?izú)
- Kazakh: (day)
- Lao: please add this translation if you can
- Lü: (tay)
- Sichuan Yi: (die cup)
- Thai: (th) (tai)
- Tibetan: please add this translation if you can
- Zhuang: Daicuz
From the pinyin romanization of the Mandarin pronunciation of Chinese ? (Dài), likely from a presinitic name for the area or its people.
- (historical geography) A small northern state of ancient China.
- (historical geography) Various other kingdoms and princely appenages of imperial China named for the ancient state.
- (historical geography) A prefecture of Shanxi under imperial China.
- (geography) A county of Xinzhou Prefecture in Shanxi, China.
From the pinyin romanization of the Mandarin pronunciation of Chinese ? (Dài).
- A surname.
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Dai is the 7,091st most common surname in the United States, belonging to 4,723 individuals. Dai is most common among Asian/Pacific Islander (93.82%) individuals.
- -iad, AID, Adi, DIA, Dia, I'd-a, I'da, IAD, Ida, aid, dia-
From Old Frisian dei, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz. Cognates include West Frisian dei, which has a similar irregular plural form.
Dai c (plural Daagen)
- (Sylt) day
Dai m (plural Deege)