Definition of dais in English:

dais

Syllabification: da·is
Pronunciation: /ˈdāis, ˈdī-
 
/

noun

Origin

Middle English (originally denoting a raised table for distinguished guests): from Old French deis, from Latin discus 'disk or dish' (later 'table'). Little used after the Middle English period, the word was revived by antiquarians in the early 19th century with the disyllabic pronunciation.

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