donner

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English[edit]

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From Afrikaans donder (thrash), from Dutch donder (thunder).

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donner (third-person singular simple present donners, present participle donnering, simple past and past participle donnered)

  1. (South Africa, slang) To beat up, clobber, thrash
    • 2005, Al Lovejoy, Acid Alex, Zebra Press (2005), ISBN 1770070931, page 167:
      They went into the pub and started a fight. One that was just bad enough for someone to call the boere. When the gattas arrived they got donnered for their trouble.

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From Old French doner, from Latin dōnāre, present active infinitive of dōnō.

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donner

  1. to give, to transfer the possession/holding of something to someone else.
  2. to donate
  3. (intransitive) To come across
    • 1837, Louis Viardot, L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manchefr.Wikisource, translation of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Chapter I:
      Finalement, ayant perdu l’esprit sans ressource, il vint à donner dans la plus étrange pensée dont jamais fou se fût avisé dans le monde.
      Finally, having lost his mind completely, he happened to come across the strangest thought in the world of which a crazy person ever conceived.

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donner

  1. First-person singular present of donnern.
  2. Imperative singular of donnern.

Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French doner, from Latin dōnō, dōnāre (give a present; bestow, grant), from dōnum (gift, present).

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donner

  1. to give
  2. (card games) to deal

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French doner, from Latin dōnō

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donner

  1. to give

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Scots[edit]

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tae donner (third-person singular simple present donners, present participle donnerin, simple past donnert, past participle donnert)

  1. to stun, shock, stupefy
    • 1879, Mrs. Finlay Cameron, The Auld Hoose: Glimpses of Scottish Life, The Edinburgh Publishing Company (1879), page 69:
      "Doited or no doited, it's a fact thae hae queer daein's aboot thae toons. I haena seen mony o' them; but as for Glasgow, it quite donnered me; and Edinburgh wasna muckle better. []

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