dont

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English[edit]

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dont

  1. Misspelling of don't.
  2. (Internet slang) Alternative form of don't

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin/Latin unde (from where),[1] whence also d'où (from where). Compare Spanish donde (where).

Pronoun[edit]

dont

  1. of/from whom/which.
    Vous rappelez-vous ce dont je vous ai parlé ?
    Do you remember that of which we spoke?
    Il n’est rien dont je sois encore certain.
    It is nothing of which I am still certain.
    Quel est le pays dont provient cette marchandise suspecte ?
    What is the country from which comes the suspicious merchandise?
    J’ai décidé d’abandonner l’affaire dont je vous ai entretenu il y a quelques jours.
    I decided to abandon the matter of which we have been speaking for a few days.
    La maladie dont il est mort porte un nom imprononçable.
    The disease of which he died has an unpronounceable name.
    Les pays dont nous n’avons point de connaissance sont les destinations privilégiées des grands aventuriers.
    The countries of which we have little knowledge are the privileged destinations of great adventurers.
    Ces étoiles — dont le nom m’échappe — sont les plus brillantes de la voûte céleste.
    These stars, the names of which escape me, are the brightest in the skies.
  2. (sometimes) by which.
    Le coup dont il fut frappé.
    The blow by which he was struck.
  3. Denotes a part of a set.
    Il a eu dix enfants, dont neuf filles.
    He had ten children, nine of them girls.

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  1. ^ 1964, Albert Dauzat; Jean Dubois, Henri Mitterand, Nouveau dictionnaire étymologique (in French), Paris: Librairie Larousse:

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