(Dey) n.; pl. Deys [Turk. dai, orig., a maternal uncle, then a friendly title formerly given to middle-
aged or old people, especially among the Janizaries; and hence, in Algiers, consecrated at length to the
commanding officer of that corps, who frequently became afterward pasha or regent of that province; hence
the European misnomer of dey, as applied to the latter: cf. F. dey.] The governor of Algiers; so
called before the French conquest in 1830.
(Deye) v. i. To die. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Deyn"te, Deyn"tee) , n. & a. See Dainty. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(De*zinc`i*fi*ca"tion) n. The act or process of freeing from zinc; also, the condition resulting
from the removal of zinc.
(De*zinc"i*fy) v. t. [Pref. de- + zinc + -fy.] To deprive of, or free from, zinc.
(||Dhole) n. (Zoöl.) A fierce, wild dog found in the mountains of India. It is remarkable for its
propensity to hunt the tiger and other wild animals in packs.
(||Dho"ny) n. A Ceylonese boat. See Doni.
(||Dhoor"ra, ||Dhour"ra, or Dhur"ra) n. Indian millet. See Durra.
(||Dhow) n. [Ar. dao?] A coasting vessel of Arabia, East Africa, and the Indian Ocean. It has
generally but one mast and a lateen sail. [Also written dow.]
(Di-) [Gr. di`s- twice; akin to two, L. bis twice. See Two, and cf. Bi-, Dia-. The L. pref. dis- sometimes
assumes the form di-. See Dis-.] A prefix, signifying twofold, double, twice; (Chem.) denoting two
atoms, radicals, groups, or equivalents, as the case may be. See Bi-, 2.
(Di"a- Di-). [Gr. dia` through; orig., dividing into two parts; akin to two. See Two, and cf. 1st Di-.]
A prefix denoting through; also, between, apart, asunder, across. Before a vowel dia-becomes di-;
as, diactinic; dielectric, etc.
(Di"a*base) n. [F. diabase, fr. Gr. a crossing or passing over, fr. + to go; so called by Brongniart,
because it passes over to diorite.] (Min.) A basic, dark-colored, holocrystalline, igneous rock, consisting
essentially of a triclinic feldspar and pyroxene with magnetic iron; often limited to rocks pretertiary in
age. It includes part of what was early called greenstone.
(Di*ab`a*te"ri*al) a. [Gr. (sc. ) offerings before crossing the border, fr. to pass over. See
Diabase.] Passing over the borders. [R.] Mitford.
||Diabetes mellitus [NL., sweet diabetes], that form of diabetes in which the urine contains saccharine
matter. ||Diabetes insipidus [NL., lit., diabetes], the form of diabetes in which the urine contains no
(Di`a*be"tes) n. [NL., from Gr. fr. to pass or cross over. See Diabase.] (Med.) A disease
which is attended with a persistent, excessive discharge of urine. Most frequently the urine is not only
increased in quantity, but contains saccharine matter, in which case the disease is generally fatal.
Diabetic sugar. (Chem.) Same as Dextrose.
(Di`a*bet"ic Di`a*bet"ic*al) a. Pertaining to diabetes; as, diabetic or diabetical treatment. Quian.
(||Dia`ble*rie" Di*ab"le*y) n. [F. diablerie, fr. diable devil, L. diabolus. See Devil.] Devilry; sorcery
or incantation; a diabolical deed; mischief.