donc

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French donc, variant of doncques, from Old French donkes (then). Of uncertain and disputed origin. Perhaps an apheresis of Old French adonc, from Latin ad-tunc, or a blend of Latin dum (while) + tum, tunc (then). Compare also Italian dunque.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

donc

  1. therefore; thus.
    Je pense, donc je suis. René Descartes, 17th Century
    I think, therefore I am.

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