donn

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish donn, from Proto-Celtic *dunno- (brown).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [d̪ˠɔn̪ˠ], [d̪ˠuːn̪ˠ]

Adjective[edit]

donn

  1. brown
  2. brown-haired, brunette

Declension[edit]

Obsolete spellings:

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
donn dhonn ndonn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Kölsch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *dōną (compare Old High German tuon).

Verb[edit]

donn

  1. to do

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *dunno- (brown).

Adjective[edit]

donn

  1. brown, tawny, dun
  2. (of eyes) hazel
  3. (of animals) chestnut
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

donn m

  1. chief, lord, noble
  2. lordship, chieftainship
Synonyms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

donn

  1. princely, noble

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

donn m

  1. theft, stolen property

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish donn, from Proto-Celtic *dunno- (brown), from Proto-Indo-European *dusnos-, *donnos- (dark).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

donn (comparative duinne)

  1. brown
  2. brown-haired, brunette

Declension[edit]

Case Masculine singular Feminine singular Plural
Nominative donn dhonn donna
Vocative dhuinn dhonn donna
Genitive dhuinn dhuinn/duinne donna
Dative dhonn dhuinn donna

Derived terms[edit]