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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 da·is /ˈdeəs, &dɪvɪdɛ;ˈdaɪ-/
 台,講臺

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Da·is n.
 1. The high or principal table, at the end of a hall, at which the chief guests were seated; also, the chief seat at the high table. [Obs.]
 2. A platform slightly raised above the floor of a hall or large room, giving distinction to the table and seats placed upon it for the chief guests.
 3. A canopy over the seat of a person of dignity. [Obs.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 dais
      n : a platform raised above the surrounding level to give
          prominence to the person on it [syn: podium, pulpit,
          rostrum, ambo, stump, soapbox]