EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DUNE
Renmark threw himself down on the soft sand at the foot of a dune.
What hae ye ever dune to gie a body ony richt to believe in ye?
Then, above the edge of the dune, showed Seth's head and arm.
Neither Seth nor the housekeeper came out from behind that dune.
It's time I went on and got the dune tonic for my foolish nerves.
At the dune top, the real magnitude of the storm was apparent.
It wad ill become me, efter a' he's dune for us, to steek the door in's face.
It was not the first time that he and she had been upon the dune together.
The long beach, with its walls of foam and of dune, stretched on without change.
It broke the silence the instant that the moon's first ray had touched the dune.
1790, from French, Middle Dutch or Middle Low German dune, all perhaps from Gaulish *dunom (thus related to down (n.2)). The French dune "sand hill" (13c.) is held by Diez to be an Old French borrowing from Dutch duin or some other Germanic source. Italian and Spanish duna are from French. Dune buggy attested by 1965.