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3 letters words from 'don'

DON 4NOD 4

2 letters words from 'don'

DO 3NO 2
OD 3ON 2

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Definitions and meaning of don

don

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /dɑn/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɒn/
  • Rhymes: -ɒn
  • Homophones: Don, dawn (with cot-caught merger)

Etymology 1

From Latin dominus (lord, head of household), akin to Spanish don and Italian don; from domus (house). Doublet of dom. Compare dominie.

Noun

don (plural dons)

  1. A university professor, particularly one at Oxford or Cambridge.
  2. An employee of a university residence who lives among the student residents.
  3. A mafia boss.
Derived terms
  • donnish
Translations

Etymology 2

A contraction of Middle English do on (put on), from Old English dōn on. Compare also doff, dup, dout.

Verb

don (third-person singular simple present dons, present participle donning, simple past and past participle donned)

  1. (transitive, clothing) To put on, to dress in.
Synonyms
  • (put on clothes): clothe, dight, enrobe; see also Thesaurus:clothe
Antonyms
  • (put on clothes): doff
Derived terms
  • donner
Translations
See also
  • put on
  • wear

Anagrams

  • NOD, ODN, nod

Albanian

Alternative forms

  • do (Standard Albanian)

Etymology

Gheg variant of Standard Albanian do ((it) wants, needs, loves, likes) and do (you want, need, love, like).

Verb

don (first-person singular past tense dashta, participle dashtë) (Gheg forms)

  1. you want, need
  2. you like
  3. you love
  • Example (Gheg):
    • A don më shkue?
      • Do you want to go?
  1. it wants, needs
  2. it likes
  3. it loves
  • Example (Gheg):
    • Rita e don Gjergjin.
      • Rita likes/wants George.

Conjugation

  • Standard Albanian conjugation:

Related terms

  • dashur
  • duhet
  • dua
  • do

Bambara

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [dõ˦õ˨]

Noun

don

  1. day

References

  • 2007. The UCLA Phonetics Lab Archive. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Department of Linguistics.

Breton

Adjective

don

  1. deep

Czech

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish don, which is from Latin dominus (lord).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdon/
  • Rhymes: -on

Noun

don m anim

  1. (in Italian environment) Originally a title of honour of the Pope, later used for all priests and later for aristocrats.
    don Giovanni
  2. Spanish noble title. [19th c.]
  3. title of respect in front of Spanish given names
    don José
  4. don (maffia boss)

Declension

Related terms

  • dona
  • doňa

Further reading

  • "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

Anagrams

  • dno

Dupaningan Agta

Noun

don

  1. leaf of a plant

French

Etymology

From Old French don, from Latin dōnum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɔ̃/
  • Homophones: dom, dons, dont

Noun

don m (plural dons)

  1. gift, talent, knack
  2. gift (present)
  3. donation

Further reading

  • “don” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Irish

Etymology 1

Alternative forms

  • do’n (superseded)
  • ’on (colloquial)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /d̪ˠənˠ/
  • (Galway) IPA(key): /ɡənˠ/

Contraction

don

  1. Contraction of do an.
Usage notes

This contraction is obligatory, i.e. *do an never appears uncontracted. It triggers lenition of a following consonant other than d, s, or t.

Related terms

Etymology 2

From Old Irish don (misfortune, evil).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /d̪ˠɔnˠ/
  • (Ulster) IPA(key): /d̪ˠʌnˠ/

Noun

don

  1. misfortune
Usage notes

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!).

Derived terms

Mutation


Italian

Etymology

From a shortening of an earlier donno, from dom'no (used by Dante), from Latin domnus < dominus.

Noun

don m (inv)

  1. Father (a title given to priests)
  2. A title of respect to a man.

Japanese

Romanization

don

  1. Rōmaji transcription of どん
  2. Rōmaji transcription of ドン

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • donne, doyn, do, doon

Etymology

From Old English dōn, from Proto-Germanic *dōną.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /doːn/
  • Rhymes: -oːn

Verb

don

  1. To do, perform (an activity)
  2. To complete, finish
  3. To make, create
  4. To put, place, position, raise
  5. To remove, take away
  6. To go or move (in a specified direction)
  7. To behave (in a specified manner
  8. (auxiliary) To cause (an action or state)
  9. (auxiliary) Emphasises the verb that follows it
  10. (auxiliary) Stands in for a verb in a dependent clause

Usage notes

As in modern English, several uses of this verb are highly idiomatic.

Conjugation

Derived terms

  • doer

Descendants

  • Scots: dae
  • English: do
  • Northumbrian: dee

References

  • “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

Etymology

From Old Saxon dōn, from Proto-Germanic *dōną

Verb

dôn

  1. to do

Conjugation

Irregular: present 1sg , 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


Nigerian Pidgin

Etymology

From English done.

Verb

don

  1. have (perfect aspect auxiliary)

Northern Sami

Etymology 1

From Proto-Samic *tonë.

Pronunciation

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈton/

Pronoun

don

  1. you (singular)
Inflection
See also
Further reading
  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[2], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈtoːn/

Determiner

dōn

  1. accusative/genitive singular of dōt

Occitan

Etymology

From Latin dōnum.

Pronunciation

Noun

don m (plural dons)

  1. gift (something given to another voluntarily)
  2. gift (a talent or natural ability)
  3. donation (a voluntary gift or contribution for a specific cause)

Related terms

  • dar
  • donar

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *dōną (to do), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁- (to make, do, place). Cognate with Old Frisian dwā, Old Saxon dōn, Old Dutch duon, Old High German tuon. Non-Germanic cognates include Ancient Greek τίθημι (títhēmi), Latin faciō, Old Church Slavonic дѣти (děti).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /doːn/

Verb

dōn

  1. to do
    • 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. to put
    • c. 990, Wessex Gospels, Matthew 26:52
    • c. 990, Wessex Gospels, Mark 7:33

Conjugation

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Middle English: don, donne, doyn, do, doon
    • Scots: dae
    • English: do
    • Northumbrian: dee

References

  • don in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary

Old French

Alternative forms

  • dun

Etymology

From Latin donum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dun/

Noun

don m (oblique plural dons, nominative singular dons, nominative plural don)

  1. gift

Descendants

  • French: don

Old Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /don/

Etymology 1

Univerbation of di (of/from) +‎ in (the sg)

Article

don

  1. of/from the sg

Etymology 2

Univerbation of do (to/for) +‎ in (the sg)

Article

don

  1. to/for the sg

Etymology 3

Noun

don (gender unknown)

  1. misfortune, evil
Descendants
  • Irish: don

Mutation


Old Saxon

Alternative forms

  • doan, dūan, duon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *dōną. Compare Old English dōn, Old Frisian dwā, dūa, duā, Old Dutch duon, Old High German tuon.

Verb

dōn

  1. to do

Conjugation

Descendants

  • Middle Low German: dôn
    • Low German: deoen (Paderbornisch), dohn (Münsterländisch); doon

Scottish Gaelic

Alternative forms

  • dhan

Etymology

do + an

Preposition

don

  1. to the (singular)
    Chaidh i don bhùth. - She went to the shop.
  2. for the (singular)

Usage notes

  • Without the definite article and in the plural the form do is used.
  • Lenites words beginning with b, c, f, g, m and p.

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /don/, [d̪õn]
  • Rhymes: -on

Etymology 1

From Late Latin dom (a courtesy title for monks and abbots), from domnus (master, sir), from Classical Latin dominus, from domus (a house), from Proto-Indo-European *dṓm (a house), from root Proto-Indo-European *dem- (to build).

Noun

don m (plural dones, feminine doña, feminine plural doñas)

  1. (obsolete) sir, master, lord
  2. A title of respect to a man, prefixed to first names

Derived terms

Related terms
  • Don
  • Doña
  • doña
  • dueño
  • don nadie

Etymology 2

From Latin donum (a gift) (whence English donation), from (I give), from Proto-Indo-European *deh₃- (to give)

Noun

don m (plural dones)

  1. gift, present
  2. gift, talent, knack
Usage notes

Like with the English word "knack", don can be used to describe a positive gift or talent, or a negative one like a bad habit or a neutral tendency to do something.

Derived terms
  • don de acierto
  • don de errar
  • don de gentes
  • don de lenguas
  • don de mando
Related terms
  • donar
  • donación
  • donante
  • perdón
  • perdonar
  • condonar

Swedish

Etymology

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Noun

don n

  1. a tool, a means

Declension

Related terms

  • fordon
  • skodon

Anagrams

  • ond

Turkish

Etymology 1

From Ottoman Turkish طون(don), from Proto-Turkic *tōn.

Noun

don

  1. underpants

Etymology 2

From Ottoman Turkish طوڭ(doñ), from Proto-Turkic *tong, *doŋ.

Noun

don

  1. frost

Verb

don

  1. second-person singular imperative of donmak

Related terms

  • donma
  • donmak

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [zɔn˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [jɔŋ˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [jɔŋ˧˧]

Noun

(classifier con) don

  1. Atherurus macrourus, Asiatic brush-tailed porcupine
    Synonym: đon

Zazaki

Noun

don ?

  1. kind of bread

Zou

Verb

don

  1. drink

References

  • http://www.languageinindia.com/feb2013/zouphonologyfinal.pdf

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to put on.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)