pont

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Catalan pont, from Latin pōns, pontem, from Proto-Indo-European *pónteh₁s (path, road), from *pent- (path).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pont m (plural ponts)

  1. A bridge (construction).
  2. Any of various objects or structures resembling a bridge, such as the bridge of violin, a dental prosthesis, a piece of tissue connecting two parts of an organ, etc.
  3. A day which falls between a weekend and holiday, which employees will often take off in order to have a long weekend.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ponte, borrowed from Latin pontō (ferryboat), probably derived from pōns (bridge).

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Noun[edit]

pont c (plural ponten, diminutive pontje n)

  1. ferry, ferryboat

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Descendants[edit]

  • Berbice Creole Dutch: pondo
  • Papiamentu: ponchi, pontsje (from the diminutive)
  • Sranan Tongo: ponti, pontoe, ponki, pondo
    • Caribbean Javanese: pondo

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French pont, from Latin pontem, accusative singular of pōns, from Proto-Indo-European *pónteh₁s (path, road), from *pent- (path). Compare Catalan pont, Italian ponte, Occitan pònt, Portuguese ponte, Romanian punte, Romansch punt, Spanish puente, Welsh pont.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pont m (plural ponts)

  1. bridge
    Sur le pont d’Avignon / L'on y danse, l'on y danse / Sur le pont d’Avignon / L'on y danse tous en rond
    On the bridge of Avignon / We all dance there, we all dance there / On the bridge of Avignon / We all dance there in a ring
    ( W)
  2. deck
  3. (dentistry, Canada) bridge
    Synonym: (France) bridge

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin punctum.

Noun[edit]

pont m (plural ponts)

  1. point
  2. full stop, period
  3. dot
  4. instant
  5. (in the plural) points, score

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Punkt, from Latin punctum.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

pont

  1. exactly, just, precisely
    Pont ez a lényeg.That’s exactly the point about it.
    Pont fordítva mondtad.You’ve said it just the other way round.
    Pont ma beszéltünk erről.We just talked about that this very day / just today.

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Noun[edit]

pont (plural pontok)

  1. point, dot (something tiny, as a pinprick; a very small mark)
  2. point (a specific location or place, seen as a spatial position)
  3. point (a particular moment in an event or occurrence; a juncture)
  4. point, section, item (an individual element in a larger whole or a schedule)
  5. (law, in a contract) clause, article
  6. (law, in an indictment) count
  7. (orthography) point, full stop, period (a terminal punctuation mark or a symbol of abbreviation)
  8. (typography) dot, point (a diacritical mark or accent mark above or below various letters of the Latin script, as in Ȧ, Ạ, Ḃ, Ḅ, Ċ, or in Semitic languages to indicate vowels, stress, etc.)
  9. (typography) point (a unit of measure equal to 1/12 of a pica, or approximately 1/72 of an inch, i.e., 0.3759 mm; exactly 1/72 of an inch in the digital era)
  10. (computing) dot (a symbol to separate domain levels such as in a URL or email address)
  11. (sports, video games, board games) point (a unit of scoring in a game or competition)
  12. (games) pip (one of the spots or symbols on a playing card, domino, die, etc.)
  13. (mathematics, sciences) point (a zero-dimensional mathematical object representing a location in one or more dimensions; something considered to have position but no magnitude or direction)
  14. (music) point (a dot or mark used to designate certain tones or time; in modern music, placed on the right of a note to prolong its time by one half)
  15. (economics) point (a unit used to express differences in prices of stocks and shares)
  16. (figuratively) Synonym of szempont (aspect, respect, area)
  17. (figuratively, with the suffix -ig (up to)) Synonym of mérték (extent, degree)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative pont pontok
accusative pontot pontokat
dative pontnak pontoknak
instrumental ponttal pontokkal
causal-final pontért pontokért
translative ponttá pontokká
terminative pontig pontokig
essive-formal pontként pontokként
essive-modal
inessive pontban pontokban
superessive ponton pontokon
adessive pontnál pontoknál
illative pontba pontokba
sublative pontra pontokra
allative ponthoz pontokhoz
elative pontból pontokból
delative pontról pontokról
ablative ponttól pontoktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
ponté pontoké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
pontéi pontokéi
Possessive forms of pont
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. pontom pontjaim
2nd person sing. pontod pontjaid
3rd person sing. pontja pontjai
1st person plural pontunk pontjaink
2nd person plural pontotok pontjaitok
3rd person plural pontjuk pontjaik

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Compound words with this term at the beginning
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References[edit]

  1. ^ pont in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)
  2. ^ pont in Tótfalusi, István. Magyar etimológiai nagyszótár (’Hungarian Comprehensive Dictionary of Etymology’). Budapest: Arcanum Adatbázis, 2001; Arcanum DVD Könyvtár →ISBN

Further reading[edit]

  • pont in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sicilian ponti, from Latin pons. The loss of native Arabic جِسْر(jisr) was likely as Malta has no rivers or permanent brooks (though, of course, there may have been isolated bridges at inlets, ravines, etc., as there certainly are today).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pont m (plural pontijiet)

  1. bridge

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French pont, from Latin pōns, pontem.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

pont m (plural ponts)

  1. (Jersey) bridge

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pōns, pontem.

Noun[edit]

pont m (oblique plural ponz or pontz, nominative singular ponz or pontz, nominative plural pont)

  1. bridge (construction)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Hungarian pont. Doublet of punct.

Noun[edit]

pont n (plural ponturi)

  1. tip, hint
  2. cue
  3. cinch

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Welsh[edit]

pont

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh pont, from Old Welsh pont, from Proto-Brythonic *pont, a borrowing from Latin pōns, pōntem. Cognate with Cornish pons, Breton pont.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pont f (plural pontydd)

  1. bridge

Derived terms[edit]

  • pontio (to bridge; to transition)

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
pont bont mhont phont
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.