d'

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of the article da ("the").

Preposition[edit]

d'

  1. da

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of the preposition de (of, from).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Preposition[edit]

d'

  1. (before a vowel or a h) apocopic form of de: of, from
    d’Asturies
    of Asturias
    d’hermanu
    of a brother

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of the preposition de (of, from).

Preposition[edit]

d'

  1. (before a vowel or an h) apocopic form of de: of
    Escola d'idiomes
    Languages (idiomes) school (escola).

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of the article de (the).

Preposition[edit]

d'

  1. (archaic, poetic) apocopic form of de: the

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of the preposition de (of, from).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

d’ (apocopate)

  1. (before a vowel or a mute h) apocopic form of de: of
    un verre d’eau
    a glass of water

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (your): t’ (Cois Fharraige)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [d̪ˠ] (before a word starting with a, o, u, fha, fho, or fhu)
  • IPA(key): [dʲ] (before a word starting with e, i, fhe, or fhi)

Etymology 1[edit]

Prevocalic apocope of do.

Particle[edit]

d’

  1. (before a vowel) apocopic form of do: Marker of the past tense.
    d’ól sé ― he drank
    d’fhág sé ― he waited
Usage notes[edit]

Used only before vowel sounds, including when f has been lenited to fh before a vowel. The variant form used before consonants, do, is generally omitted but may be encountered in Munster Irish and in the literary language.

Preposition[edit]

d’

  1. (before a vowel) apocopic form of do: to, for
    d’athair Sheáin
    to Seán’s father, for Seán’s father

Determiner[edit]

d’

  1. (before a vowel) apocopic form of do: your (singular)
    d’athair
    your father
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Prevocalic apocopic form of de.

Preposition[edit]

d’

  1. (before a vowel) apocopic form of de: from, of
    d’athair Sheáin
    from Seán’s father, of Seán’s father

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of the preposition di (of, from).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

d’ (apocopate)

  1. (sometimes before a vowel or an h) apocopic form of di: of
    Follia d'amore.
    Madness of love.
    Un bicchiere d'acqua.
    A glass of water.

Jèrriais[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French de, from Latin .

Preposition[edit]

d'

  1. of
  2. from

Luxembourgish[edit]

Determiner[edit]

d' f, n

  1. unstressed form of déi
  2. unstressed form of dat

Declension[edit]

Luxembourgish definite articles
masculine feminine neuter plural
nom./acc. deen (den) déi (d') dat (d') déi (d')
dative deem (dem) där (der) deem (dem) deen (den)

Middle French[edit]

Preposition[edit]

d'

  1. elided form of de

Old French[edit]

Preposition[edit]

d'

  1. elided form of de

Usage notes[edit]

  • Unlike in modern French, de is not always elided to d' before a vowel or a mute h. It is optional.

Portuguese[edit]

Preposition[edit]

d’

  1. (used before words beginning in a vowel, archaic except in fixed expressions) Alternative form of de

Derived terms[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of the pronoun do (your).

Pronoun[edit]

d'

  1. (before a vowel or fh followed by a vowel) apocopic form of do: your (informal singular)
    A bheil fios aig d’ athair?
    Does your father know?
    Seo d’ fhaclair.
    Here’s your dictionary.