Don

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Don

  1. A diminutive of the male given names Donald or Gordon.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Russian Дон (Don). Known in Ancient Greece and Rome as Latin Tanais, Ancient Greek Τάναϊς (Tánaïs).

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Proper noun[edit]

Don in Rostov oblast

Don

  1. A river, the fifth-longest in Europe, in Tula Oblast, Lipetsk Oblast, Voronezh Oblast, Volgograd Oblast and Rostov Oblast, Russia. It flows 1870 kilometers (1160 miles) to the Sea of Azov.
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References[edit]

  • Strabo, Geographica, 11.2.2.

Etymology 3[edit]

Probably from the common Celtic river name Proto-Celtic *Dānu << Proto-Indo-European *dʰenh₂-, found in many other river names such as Doncaster, Danube, and Dniester. Connected with the Welsh river goddess Dôn, whose name is from the same origin, though it could have been influenced by Welsh dawn (gift), Irish dán (gift, offering), Latin dōnum.

Proper noun[edit]

Don

  1. A river in Scotland, flowing 62 miles to the North Sea.
  2. A river in South Yorkshire, England, on which Doncaster is situated.
Alternative forms[edit]
  • Dun (Yorkshire)
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References[edit]

  • Celtic Cosmology and the Otherworld: Mythic Origins, Sovereignty and Liminality, p. 97
  • Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names for Pagans, Wiccans, Witches, Druids, Heathens, Mages, Shamans & Independent Thinkers of All Sorts who are Curious about Names from Every Place and Every Time, p. 178

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɔn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Don
  • Rhymes: -ɔn

Proper noun[edit]

Don m

  1. Don (a river, the fifth-longest in Europe, in Tula Oblast, Lipetsk Oblast, Voronezh Oblast, Volgograd Oblast and Rostov Oblast, Russia)

Finnish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Don

  1. Don (a river, the fifth-longest in Europe, in Tula Oblast, Lipetsk Oblast, Voronezh Oblast, Volgograd Oblast and Rostov Oblast, Russia)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Don (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Don
genitive Donin
partitive Donia
illative Doniin
singular plural
nominative Don
accusative nom. Don
gen. Donin
genitive Donin
partitive Donia
inessive Donissa
elative Donista
illative Doniin
adessive Donilla
ablative Donilta
allative Donille
essive Donina
translative Doniksi
instructive
abessive Donitta
comitative
Possessive forms of Don (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Donini Donimme
2nd person Donisi Doninne
3rd person Doninsa

German[edit]

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Don m (genitive Don or Dons)

  1. Don (a river, the fifth-longest in Europe, in Tula Oblast, Lipetsk Oblast, Voronezh Oblast, Volgograd Oblast and Rostov Oblast, Russia)

Noun[edit]

Don m

  1. don (honorific title, especially in Spain and Italy)

Hungarian[edit]

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Don

  1. Don (a river, the fifth-longest in Europe, in Tula Oblast, Lipetsk Oblast, Voronezh Oblast, Volgograd Oblast and Rostov Oblast, Russia)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Don
accusative Dont
dative Donnak
instrumental Donnal
causal-final Donért
translative Donná
terminative Donig
essive-formal Donként
essive-modal
inessive Donban
superessive Donon
adessive Donnál
illative Donba
sublative Donra
allative Donhoz
elative Donból
delative Donról
ablative Dontól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Doné
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Donéi
Possessive forms of Don
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Donom
2nd person sing. Donod
3rd person sing. Donja
1st person plural Donunk
2nd person plural Donotok
3rd person plural Donjuk

Italian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

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Don ?

  1. Don (a river, the fifth-longest in Europe, in Tula Oblast, Lipetsk Oblast, Voronezh Oblast, Volgograd Oblast and Rostov Oblast, Russia)

Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian Дон (Don), from Old East Slavic Донъ (Donŭ).

Proper noun[edit]

Don m inan

  1. Don (a river, the fifth-longest in Europe, in Tula Oblast, Lipetsk Oblast, Voronezh Oblast, Volgograd Oblast and Rostov Oblast, Russia)

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin domĭnus (sir, mister, senior).

Noun[edit]

Don m (plural Dones, feminine Doña, feminine plural Doñas)

  1. title of respect for a man

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