don

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin dominus, "lord", "head of household", akin to Spanish don and Italian dom; from domus, "house", + diminutive suffix -inus. Compare dominie.

Noun[edit]

don (plural dons)

  1. A university professor, particularly one at Oxford or Cambridge.
  2. A mafia boss.
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

A contraction of Middle English do on. Compare also doff.

Verb[edit]

don (third-person singular simple present dons, present participle donning, simple past and past participle donned)

  1. (clothing) to put on, to dress in
    To don one's clothes.
Antonyms[edit]
  • (put on clothes): doff
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Anagrams[edit]


Breton[edit]

Adjective[edit]

don

  1. deep

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin donum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

don m (plural dons)

  1. gift, talent
  2. gift (present)
  3. donation

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Contraction[edit]

don

  1. Contraction of do an.
    Thug mé don bhuachaill é. — I gave it to the boy.
    Tá mé ag dul don Spáinn. — I'm going to Spain.
Usage notes[edit]

This contraction is obligatory, i.e. *do an never appears uncontracted. It triggers lenition of a following consonant other than d, s, or t.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish don (misfortune, evil).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

don

  1. misfortune
Usage notes[edit]

Used only in a few stock maledictions such as Do dhon is do dhuais ort!, Don is duais ort!, Mo dhon is mo dhograinn ort! (all basically "bad luck to you!") and Don d'fhiafraí ort! "Don't be so inquisitive!".

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
don dhon ndon
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a shortening of an earlier donno, from dom'no (used by Dante), from Latin domnus < dominus.

Noun[edit]

don m (inv)

  1. Father (a title given to priests)
  2. A title of respect to a man.

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

don

  1. rafsi of do.

Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English done.

Verb[edit]

don

  1. have (perfect aspect auxiliary)
    Wi don chop = "We have eaten"

Northern Sami[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

don

  1. you (thou)

Inflection[edit]


Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *dōną (to do), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁- (to make, do, place). Cognate with Old Frisian dūa, duā, dwā (West Frisian dwaan), Old Saxon dōn, doan, duan, duon, Old Dutch duon (Dutch doen), Old High German tuon (German tun); and, outside the Germanic languages, with Ancient Greek τίθημι (títhēmi), Latin faciō, Old Irish dorat (Irish déan), Old Church Slavonic дѣти (děti).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dōn

  1. to do

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: don
    • English: to do
    • Scots: dae

Old Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

don ?

  1. misfortune, evil

Descendants[edit]


Old Saxon[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *dōną. Compare Old English dōn, Old Frisian dūa, duā, dwā, Old Dutch duon, Old High German tuon.

Verb[edit]

dōn

  1. to do

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

do + an

Alternative forms[edit]

Preposition[edit]

don

  1. to the (singular)
    Chaidh i don bhùth. - She went to the shop.
  2. for the (singular)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Without the definite article and in the plural the form do is used.
  • Lenites words beginning with b, c, f, g, m and p.

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Late Latin dom (a courtesy title for monks and abbots), from domnus (master, sir), from Classical Latin dominus, from domus (a house), from Proto-Indo-European *dṓm (a house), from root Proto-Indo-European *demh₂- (to build)

Noun[edit]

don m (plural dones, feminine doña)

  1. (obsolete) sir, master, lord
  2. A title of respect to a man, prefixed to Christian names
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin donum (a gift), from do (to give), from Proto-Indo-European *deh₃- (to give)

Noun[edit]

don m (plural dones)

  1. gift, present
  2. gift, talent, knack
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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

don n

  1. a tool, a means

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Turkic ton, from Proto-Turkic *tōn.

Noun[edit]

don

  1. underpants

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Turkic toŋ, from Proto-Turkic *tong, *doŋ.

Noun[edit]

don

  1. frost

Zazaki[edit]

Noun[edit]

don

  1. kind of bread