דָּת f.n. (pl. דָּתוֹת, also דָּתִים) 1 decree, law, usage. 2 religion. [Together with BAram. דָּת, דָּתָא, Syr. דָּתָא (= decree, law), borrowed from Old Pers. dāta– (= law), which derives from IE base * dhō–, *dhē–, *dh– (= to put, place; to do, make).] Derivative: דָּתִי.