From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
From Middle English daunger (“power, dominion, peril”), from Anglo-Norman dangier, from Old French dangier, alteration of Old French dongier (due to association with Latin damnum (“damage”)) from Vulgar Latin *domniārium (“authority, power”) from Latin dominus (“lord, master”).
- Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1782) by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
- Cautionary tale
- Purity and Danger by Mary Douglas
- Thrill seeker