aucun

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French alcun, from Vulgar Latin aliquunum or alicunus, from Latin aliquem + unum.[1]

Cognate with Italian alcuno, Spanish alguno, Galician algún, Portuguese algum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aucun (feminine singular aucune, masculine plural aucuns, feminine plural aucunes)

  1. no, none, not any
    Il n'a aucun désir de construire des temples.
    He hasn't any desire to build temples.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Because of its meaning, the forms aucuns and aucunes are only used in archaic constructions

Derived terms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

aucun m (feminine aucune)

  1. none, no-one
    Aucun d'entre eux n'a été capable de répondre.
    No one among them could give an answer.

References[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]


Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Late Latin alquunus.

Adjective[edit]

aucun m (oblique and nominative feminine singular aucune)

  1. any
  2. (used with "ne") none; not any