Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word don. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in don.
Definitions and meaning of don
(General American) IPA(key): /dɑn/
(Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɒn/
Homophones: Don, dawn(with cot-caught merger)
From Latindominus(“lord, head of household”), akin to Spanish don and Italian don; from domus(“house”). Doublet of dom. Compare dominie.
A university professor, particularly one at Oxford or Cambridge.
An employee of a university residence who lives among the student residents.
A mafia boss.
A contraction of Middle Englishdo on(“put on”), from Old Englishdōn on. Compare also doff, dup, dout.
don (third-person singular simple presentdons, present participledonning, simple past and past participledonned)
(transitive, clothing) To put on, to dress in.
(put on clothes):clothe, dight, enrobe; see also Thesaurus:clothe
(put on clothes):doff
NOD, ODN, nod
Gheg variant of Standard Albanian do(“(it) wants, needs, loves, likes”) and do(“you want, need, love, like”).
don (first-person singular past tensedashta, participledashtë) (Gheg forms)
you want, need
A don më shkue?
Do you want to go?
it wants, needs
Rita e don Gjergjin.
Rita likes/wants George.
Standard Albanian conjugation:
2007. The UCLA Phonetics Lab Archive. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Department of Linguistics.
Borrowed from Spanishdon, which is from Latindominus(“lord”).
(in Italian environment) Originally a title of honour of the Pope, later used for all priests and later for aristocrats.
Spanish noble title. [19th c.]
title of respect in front of Spanish given names
"don" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, Leda, 2015, →ISBN, page 153.
"don" in Věra Petráčková, Jiří Kraus et al. Akademický slovník cizích slov. Academia, 1995, ISBN 80-200-0497-1, page 175.
don in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
don in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
leaf of a plant
From Old Frenchdon, from Latindōnum.
Homophones: dom, dons, dont
gift, talent, knack
“don” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
(Galway) IPA(key): /ɡənˠ/
Contraction of do an.
This contraction is obligatory, i.e. *do an never appears uncontracted. It triggers lenition of a following consonant other than d, s, or t.
From Old Irishdon(“misfortune, evil”).
(Ulster) IPA(key): /d̪ˠʌnˠ/
Used only in a few stock maledictions such as Do dhon is do dhuais ort!, Don is duais ort!, Mo dhon is mo dhograinn ort! (all basically "bad luck to you!") and Don d’fhiafraí ort!(“Don’t be so inquisitive!”).
From a shortening of an earlier donno, from dom'no (used by Dante), from Latindomnus < dominus.
Father (a title given to priests)
A title of respect to a man.
Rōmaji transcription of どん
Rōmaji transcription of ドン
donne, doyn, do, doon
From Old Englishdōn, from Proto-Germanic*dōną.
To do, perform (an activity)
To complete, finish
To make, create
To put, place, position, raise
To remove, take away
To go or move (in a specified direction)
To behave (in a specified manner
(auxiliary) To cause (an action or state)
(auxiliary)Emphasises the verb that follows it
(auxiliary)Stands in for a verb in a dependent clause
As in modern English, several uses of this verb are highly idiomatic.
“dọ̄n (v.(1))” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-03-12.
Wright, Joseph, and Elizabeth Mary Wright. An Elementary Middle English Grammar, p193. Oxford University Press, 1923.
Middle Low German
From Old Saxondōn, from Proto-Germanic*dōną
Irregular: present 1sg dô, 2sg deist (dôst, dṏst), 3sg deit (dôt, dṏt), pl. dôn, dôt, dṏt, preterit 1sg dede, 2sg dêdest, 3sg dede, pl. dêden, past participle gedân, dân
have (perfect aspect auxiliary)
(Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈton/
Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages, Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland
See the etymology of the main entry.
(Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈtoːn/
accusative/genitive singular of dōt
gift (something given to another voluntarily)
gift (a talent or natural ability)
donation (a voluntary gift or contribution for a specific cause)
From Proto-Germanic*dōną(“to do”), from Proto-Indo-European*dʰeh₁-(“to make, do, place”). Cognate with Old Frisiandwā, Old Saxon dōn, Old Dutchduon, Old High Germantuon. Non-Germanic cognates include Ancient Greekτίθημι(títhēmi), Latinfaciō, Old Church Slavonicдѣти(děti).
c. 995, Ælfric, Extracts on Grammar in English
c. 990, Wessex Gospels, Matthew 17:12
late 10th century, Ælfric, the Old English Hexateuch, Genesis 41:55
refers back to an earlier verb, as with modern English do
c. 995, Ælfric, Extracts on Grammar in English
late 10th century, Ælfric, "Sermon on the Beginning of Creation"
late 10th century, Ælfric, the Old English Hexateuch, Genesis 3:8
to make, cause
late 10th century, Ælfric, "The Passion of St. Bartholomew the Apostle"
c. 990, Wessex Gospels, Matthew 3:3
c. 990, Wessex Gospels, Matthew 4:19
c. 990, Wessex Gospels, Matthew 26:52
c. 990, Wessex Gospels, Mark 7:33
Middle English: don, donne, doyn, do, doon
don in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary
Without the definite article and in the plural the form do is used.
Lenites words beginning with b, c, f, g, m and p.
IPA(key): /don/, [d̪õn]
From Late Latindom(“a courtesy title for monks and abbots”), from domnus(“master, sir”), from Classical Latindominus, from domus(“a house”), from Proto-Indo-European*dṓm(“a house”), from root Proto-Indo-European*dem-(“to build”).