fon

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English fon, fonne, of North Germanic origin, related to Swedish fåne (a fool, idiot, prat) (compare Swedish fånig (foolish)), Icelandic fáni (a buoyant, high-flying person, literally a standard, flag), from Proto-Germanic *fanô (cloth, rag), from Proto-Indo-European *pān- (fabric). Cognate with Old English fana (a banner, standard). More at vane.

Noun[edit]

fon (plural fons)

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (obsolete) A fool or idiot.
    • 1579, Edmund Spender, The Shepheardes Calender: Februarie:
      Thou art a fon, of thy loue to boste,
      All that is lent to loue, wyll be lost.

Adjective[edit]

fon (not comparable)

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (obsolete) Foolish; simple; silly.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English fonnen, from fon, fonne (fool).

Verb[edit]

fon (third-person singular simple present fons, present participle fonning, simple past and past participle fonned)

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (intransitive, obsolete) To be foolish or simple; act like a fool; dote.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

fon (plural fons)

  1. A chieftain or king of a region of Cameroon.
    • 2008, Milton Krieger, Cameroon's Social Democratic Front (ISBN 9956558168), page 71:
      Province-wide, the latter part of the 1990s witnessed considerable efforts by the regime to organize and activate a bloc of such financially dependent fons in the North West Elite Association (NWELA), []
    • 2010, Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon (ISBN 0810873990), page 53:
      In the early 1900s, the Bafut fought several wars with the German colonizers and their allies, ending in 1907 with the exile of the fon of that time.
    • 2011, Society and Change in Bali Nyonga: Critical Perspectives (ISBN 9956579394), page 152:
      Biya's volte-face became apparent in July 1990 when he, as president of the ruling Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (CPDM) appointed Ganyonga and the fons of Mankon and and Bafut into key positions of the party []

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

fon

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of fondre
  2. second-person singular imperative form of fondre

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

fon m (uncountable)

  1. Fon (language)

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Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

fōn

  1. Romanization of 𐍆𐍉𐌽

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French fond (bottom)

Noun[edit]

fon

  1. bottom

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Uralic *puna- (to spin, twist). Cognates include Finnish punoa. [1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fon

  1. (transitive) to spin (to make thread by twisting fibers)
    Gyapjút fontak. - They were spinning wool.
  2. (transitive) to weave
    kosarat fon - to weave baskets
  3. (transitive) to weave something (into something -ba/-be)
    Gyöngyöket font a hajába. - She wove pearls in her hair.
  4. (transitive) to braid, plait (to interweave three or more strands, strips)
    A haját copfba fonta. - She plaited her hair.

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

(With verbal prefixes):

(Expressions):

References[edit]

  1. ^ Entry #812 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  2. ^ Gábor Zaicz, Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete, Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, ISBN 963 7094 01 6

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally a brandname, from German Fön, from Föhn, a warm, dry wind.

Noun[edit]

fon m (invariable)

  1. hairdryer, blowdryer

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Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

fon

  1. rafsi of fonxa.

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *fanhaną, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂ǵ-. Cognate with Old Frisian , Old Saxon fahan, Old Dutch fān (Dutch vangen), Old High German fahan (German fangen (catch)), Old Norse (Danish and Swedish ), Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐌷𐌰𐌽 (fahan). The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin pangō (fix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fōn

  1. to seize, take

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Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *afana, whence also Old Saxon fan

Preposition[edit]

fon

  1. from

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Old Saxon[edit]

Preposition[edit]

fon

  1. Alternative form of fan

Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *afana. Compare West Frisian fan, German von.

Preposition[edit]

fon

  1. from
  2. of

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fo + an

Preposition[edit]

fon


  1. under the
  2. under their

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek φωνή (phōnḗ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fȏn m (Cyrillic spelling фо̑н)

  1. (linguistics) phone
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From French fond.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fȏn m (Cyrillic spelling фо̑н)

  1. basis, foundation
  2. (painting) the first layer that lays the foundation for the painting
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Vilamovian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German von (from), from Old High German fon, fona (from)

Preposition[edit]

fon

  1. from
  2. of (belonging to)