aucun

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[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.

Adjective[edit]

aucun m (feminine 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

References[edit]

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

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aucun m (feminine aucune)

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