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Denver

Denver comes from an English surname made up from Old English Dene-fær meaning “Dane’s crossing” from Dene (Dane) which comes from Proto-Germanic *daniz (a Dane) of unknown etymology though it’s possible that it derives from PIE *dʰenh₂- (to set in motion, to flow); and fær (journey; crossing, passage) via Proto-Germanic*faraną (to go, to travel) also derived from a PIE root word. It originated as either a place where Danes settled down or where they constantly passed through. Denver is also the capital of Colorado.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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