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Origin of the name DANDAN.
Etymology of the name DANDAN.
Meaning of the baby name DANDAN.

  

DANDAN (丹丹).  Chinese name, meaning "cinnabar," from a reduplication of () tan1 1315b, "red, carnation; pills; a red stone." (A Mandarin-Romanized Dictionary of Chinese, MacGillivray, 1921).
    Man Dandan, a Chinese cross-country skier. (Wiki).

According to the Rev. J. Edkins, the Chinese alchemists investigated this "ore of mercury" (cinnabar) as early as the Christian era.  It was called by them the Sien-tan, "Immortal elixir," equivalent to the Philosopher's Stone of the alchemists of the west. (Contributions Towards the Materia Medica and Natural History of China, Smith, 1871)

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