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English

From Middle English distance, distaunce, destaunce, from Old French destance, from Latin distantia (distance, remoteneness, difference), from distāns, present participle of distō (I stand apart, I am separate, distant, or different), from di-, dis- (apart) + stō (I stand). Compare Dutch afstand (distance, literally off-stand, off-stance), German Abstand.

Danish

From French distance.