donc

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French donc, variant of doncques, from Old French donkes (then). Of uncertain and disputed origin. Perhaps an apheresis of adonc, from Latin ad-tunc, or a blend of Latin dum (while) + tum, tunc (then). Compare also Italian dunque or Catalan doncs.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɔ̃k/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔ̃k

Adverb[edit]

donc

  1. therefore, consequently; thus.
    René Descartes, 17th Century
    Je pense, donc je suis.
    I think, therefore I am.

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