EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DAIS
All around the dais, seated on the sloping floor of the cavern, were Lakonians.
Everybody rose to his feet as the Deemster stepped to the dais.
With a short laugh he turned from Francesco to those upon the dais.
The throne was set on a sort of dais, with three steps in front of it.
In solemn order Templeton ascended the dais and rendered homage.
Kinton nodded to him from his place on the dais before the group.
Here there was a perceptible quiver of the drapery back of the dais.
At the upper end, however, a dais was raised about a foot from the floor.
He did not see us advancing until we reached the Vice President's dais.
Enthroned on the dais, a minion at his feet, he was momentarily monarchial.
mid-13c., from Anglo-French deis, Old French dais "table, platform," from Latin discus "disk-shaped object," also, by medieval times, "table," from Greek diskos "quoit, disk, dish." Died out in English c.1600, preserved in Scotland, revived 19c. by antiquarians.