Pronunciation: (dan'yul), [key]
a. a prophet living in Babylon during the Captivity.
b. the book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbr.: Dan.
2. Samuel, 1562–1619, English poet and historian: poet laureate 1599–1619.
3. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “the Lord is my judge.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.