donn

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Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • don (northern Moselle Franconian; some dialects of Ripuarian)
  • dun (southern Moselle Franconian)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German (*)duon, northern variant of tuon, from Proto-Germanic *dōną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

donn ‎(third-person singular present deet or deit, past tense dät, past participle jedon or jedonn)

  1. (many dialects of Ripuarian, including Kölsch) to do
  2. (many dialects of Ripuarian, including Kölsch) used in the subjunctive with a following infinitive to form the conditional tense
    Ich dät jo noch jet blieve, ävver meng Frau well heem.
    I would stay some more, but my wife wants to go home.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The past participle has an open vowel /ɔ/, either long or short, but never /o/ as in the infinitive.

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish donn, from Proto-Celtic *dunno- ‎(brown), from Proto-Indo-European *dusnos-, *donnos- ‎(dark).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /d̪ˠɔn̪ˠ/, /d̪ˠuːn̪ˠ/
  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): /d̪ˠəun̪ˠ/

Adjective[edit]

donn ‎(genitive singular masculine doinn, genitive singular feminine doinne, plural donna, comparative doinne)

  1. brown
  2. brown-haired, brunette

Declension[edit]

Obsolete spellings:

Derived terms[edit]

  • béar donn m ‎(brown bear)
  • donnrua ‎(brick red, chestnut; russet; bay, adjective)
  • scothdhonn ‎(brownish, adjective)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
donn dhonn ndonn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "donn" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 donn” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *dunno- ‎(brown), from Proto-Indo-European *dusnos-, *donnos- ‎(dark).

Adjective[edit]

donn

  1. brown, tawny, dun
  2. (of eyes) hazel
  3. (of animals) chestnut
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

donn m

  1. chief, lord, noble
  2. lordship, chieftainship
Synonyms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

donn

  1. princely, noble

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

donn m

  1. theft, stolen property

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
donn donn
pronounced with /ð(ʲ)-/
ndonn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • 1 donn” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • 2 donn” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • 3 donn” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish donn, from Proto-Celtic *dunno- ‎(brown), from Proto-Indo-European *dusnos-, *donnos- ‎(dark).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

donn ‎(comparative duinne)

  1. brown
  2. brown-haired, brunette

Declension[edit]

Case Masculine singular Feminine singular Plural
Nominative donn dhonn donna
Vocative dhuinn dhonn donna
Genitive dhuinn dhuinn/duinne donna
Dative dhonn dhuinn donna

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Colors in Scottish Gaelic · dathan (layout · text)
     dearg      uaine      buidhe      ?      bàn
     {{{crimson}}}      magenta      ?      gorm      pinc
     guirmean      gorm      orainds      glas      ?
     dubh      purpaidh      donn      liath      saidhean

References[edit]