mon

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See also: Mon, món, môn, mön, and møn

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Japanese ‎(mon). Cognate to wen, mun and van.

Noun[edit]

mon

  1. The former currency of Japan until 1870, before the yen.
  2. The badge or crest of a Japanese family, especially a family of the ancient feudal nobility. It is typically circular and consists of conventionalized forms from nature.

Etymology 2[edit]

From man.

Noun[edit]

mon

  1. (slang, used in the vocative) A colloquial means of address of man in places such as Jamaica and Shropshire in England.

See also[edit]

  • (term of address for a man) mate (British, Australia), dude

Etymology 3[edit]

Clipping of monster, via Japanese モン ‎(mon) in Pokémon, Digimon etc.

Noun[edit]

mon ‎(plural mons)

  1. (fandom slang) A creature in a video game, usually one which is captured, trained up and used in battles.
    • 2000 November 25, Thomas Conner, “Digimon Top Ten Choice List”, in alt.fan.digimon, Usenet[1]:
      Here they are, the fans voted for them, and here they are, the Mons that can...
    • 2003 February 15, sirSTACK, “Digimon #429”, in alt.fan.digimon, Usenet[2]:
      When a mon attacks him, he returns the same strike with the world "Reflection" after it, double the original strength.
    • 2011 June 6, Clayton, “PW! - Training Interlude”, in alt.games.nintendo.pokemon, Usenet[3]:
      And thus did it come to pass that the boy and the two mons, after a brief final discussion began the training.
  2. (fandom slang) A video game or anime in which catching and battling creatures is an important element.
    • 2001 May 27, Travis Anton, “Cigarette Smoke”, in alt.home.repair, Usenet[4]:
      Pokemon, digimon and all other merchandised mons, what good parent will disagree with me that those little invading, mind rotting things should be tolerated... those should be illegal, too...
    • 2001 May 24, Horace Wachope, “Kids Toys”, in alt.ozdebate, Usenet[5]:
      And dont buy Pokemon or Digimon or any other bloody Mons or you will never hear the ned of it :-)
    • 2003 December 9, tito, “Main difference between anime an U.S. cartoons?”, in rec.arts.anime.misc, Usenet[6]:
      At any rate Digimon was the best mon/collector series we've seen yet, to the point its popularity was prolly bigger here than its marketing.

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Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mon m ‎(feminine ma, masculine plural mons or mos, feminine plural mes)

  1. my

Usage notes[edit]

The use of mon is mostly archaic. However, it is still used before names of one's family members, e.g. mon pare = el meu pare (my father), mon germà (my brother).

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French mon, from Old French mun, from Vulgar Latin, Late Latin mum, a reduced variant of Latin meum, nominative neuter singular of meus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

mon m ‎(singular)

  1. (possessive) my (used to qualify masculine nouns and before vowel).
    J'ai perdu mon chapeau.
    I lost my hat.
    La décision a été prise pendant mon absence.
    The decision was taken in my absence.

Related terms[edit]

Possessee
Singular Plural
Masculine Feminine
Possessor Singular First person mon ma mes
Second person ton ta tes
Third person son sa ses
Plural First person notre nos
Second person votre vos
Third person leur leurs

Noun[edit]

mon m ‎(plural mons)

  1. Followed by rank, address to a (male) superior officer in the military. Army-specific short for "monsieur".

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mon

  1. rōmaji reading of もん

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

mon

  1. rafsi of morna.

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

mon

  1. man

Northern Sami[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mon

  1. nominative of mun

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • moun (Anglo-Norman)
  • mun (Anglo-Norman)

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin, Late Latin mum, a reduced variant of Latin meum, nominative neuter singular of meus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

mon m ‎(feminine ma, plural mes)

  1. my (first-person singular possessive)

Descendants[edit]


Old Provençal[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin, Late Latin mum, a reduced variant of Latin meum, nominative neuter singular of meus.

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mon m ‎(feminine ma)

  1. my (belonging to me)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin mundus.

Noun[edit]

mon m ‎(oblique plural mons, nominative singular mons, nominative plural mon)

  1. world
    • circa 1145, Bernard de Ventadour, Anc no gardei sazo ni mes:
      Tota gens ditz que Vianes
      Es la melher terra del mon
      Everyone says that Vianes
      is the best land in the world

Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

mon

  1. man

Skolt Sami[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mon

  1. I

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mon

  1. definite singular of mo

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

mon ‎(uncountable mons)

  1. money

Declension[edit]