Dane(?), n. [LL. Dani: cf. AS. Dene.] A native, or a naturalized inhabitant, of Denmark.
Great Dane. (Zol.) See Danish dog, under Danish.
Dane"gelt`(?) }, n. [AS. danegeld. See Dane, and Geld, n.] (Eng. Hist.) An annual tax formerly laid on the English nation to buy off the ravages of Danish invaders, or to maintain forces to oppose them. It afterward became a permanent tax, raised by an assessment, at first of one shilling, afterward of two shillings, upon every hide of land throughout the realm. Wharton's Law Dict. Tomlins.
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