dunc

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a crossing of tunc (then) with dum (while), likely facilitated by the resemblance of dum to tum, a synonym and close relative of tunc. Attested in several inscriptions. Judging by the widespread sense of 'thus' among Romance descendants, Von Wartburg supposes that dunc already had that sense as well. Löfsted demonstrated that dum was used in that sense in Late Latin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

dunc (not comparable)

  1. (Late Latin, nonstandard) then

Descendants[edit]

Numerous forms reflect an additional /a-/ or adverbial /-(a)s/.

References[edit]


Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Vulgar Latin dunc. Compare donkes.

Adverb[edit]

dunc

  1. (often Anglo-Norman) then