fon

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English fonne (noun). More at fun.

Noun[edit]

fon (plural fons)

  1. (obsolete) A fool or idiot.
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Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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Noun[edit]

fon (plural fons)

  1. A chieftain or king of a region of Cameroon.
    • 2008, Milton Krieger, Cameroon's Social Democratic Front, →ISBN, 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, 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, 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 Bafut into key positions of the party []
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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 1[edit]

From French fond (bottom)

Noun[edit]

fon

  1. bottom

Etymology 2[edit]

From French front (forehead).

Noun[edit]

fon

  1. forehead

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Uralic *puna- (to spin, twist). Cognates include Southern Mansi po̰n- and 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.

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(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. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN

Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch foon (phone), from Ancient Greek φωνή (phōnḗ, sound).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈfɔn]
  • Hyphenation: fon

Noun[edit]

fon (plural, first-person possessive fonku, second-person possessive fonmu, third-person possessive fonnya)

  1. (linguistics) phone, a speech segment that possesses distinct physical or perceptual properties, considered as a physical event without regard to its place in the phonology of a language.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch föhn (foehn), from German Föhn, from Vulgar Latin *faōnius, from Latin Favōnius (Favonius), a Roman wind god.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈfɔn]
  • Hyphenation: fon

Noun[edit]

fon (plural, first-person possessive fonku, second-person possessive fonmu, third-person possessive fonnya)

  1. (meteorology) foehn, a warm dry wind blowing down the north sides of the Alps, especially in Switzerland, and similar warm dry wind developing on the lee side of a mountain.

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Etymology 3[edit]

From English font, from Middle French fonte, feminine past participle of verb fondre (to melt).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈfɔn]
  • Hyphenation: fon

Noun[edit]

fon (plural, first-person possessive fonku, second-person possessive fonmu, third-person possessive fonnya)

  1. (computing, typography) font.

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Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

fon m (invariable)

  1. hairdryer, blowdryer
    Synonym: asciugacapelli

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown.

Verb[edit]

fon

  1. Alternative form of fonnen

Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown.

Noun[edit]

fon

  1. Alternative form of fonne

Adjective[edit]

fon

  1. Alternative form of fonne

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old English ġefān, plural of ġefāh.

Noun[edit]

fon

  1. plural of fo

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *fōhan [ˈfoː.hɑn], from Proto-Germanic *fanhaną. Cognate with Old Frisian , Old Saxon fahan, Old Dutch fān, Old High German fahan, Old Norse , Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐌷𐌰𐌽 (fahan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fōn

  1. to catch, capture; seize
  2. (with tō) to take what is given, receive or accept what is offered
  3. (with tō) to conquer, take over
    Hīe cwǣdon þæt hē wolde þǣre byrġ fōn.
    They said he would take over the city.

Conjugation[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: fon, fangen

Old High German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *afanē, *fanē, *funē (from).

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). Cognate with German von.

Preposition[edit]

fon

  1. from
  2. of (belonging to)