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 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

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