英 ['deɪɪs; deɪs]
1. Latin discus "disk-shaped object," also, by medieval times, "table," from Greek diskos "quoit, disk, dish".
2. disc => dais.
- dais:  Ultimately, dais and disc are the same word. Both came from Latin discus ‘quoit’, which by medieval times had come to mean ‘table’ (see DESK). Its Old French descendant was deis, which was borrowed into Middle English as deis. It died out in English around 1600, but it survived in Scottish English, and was revived in England by antiquarians, its spelling based on the modern French form dais. Historically it is a monosyllabic word, and the modern two-syllable pronunciation represents an attempt to render the unfamiliar French word.
=> desk, disc, dish
- dais (n.)
- mid-13c., from Anglo-French deis, Old French dais "table, platform," from Latin discus "disk-shaped object," also, by medieval times, "table," from Greek diskos "quoit, disk, dish" (see disk (n.)). Died out in English c. 1600, preserved in Scotland, revived 19c. by antiquarians.
- 1. Its centerpiece was a communications console on a dais two steps above floor level.
- 2. Principal representatives of both countries were seated on the central dais.
- 3. The forest - worship of the Dais did have positive effects on ecological protection.
- 4. Dean Blumberg, an associate professor of pediatric infectious disease at UC Dais.
- 5. When everything was ready , he stepped away from the dais.
[ dais 造句 ]