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3 letters words from 'dun'

DUN 4 

2 letters words from 'dun'

NU 2UN 2

All 3 letters words made out of dun

dun udn dnu ndu und nud

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Definitions and meaning of dun

dun

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dʌn/
  • Rhymes: -ʌn

Etymology 1

From Middle English dun, dunne, from Old English dunn (dun, dingy brown, bark-colored, brownish black), from Proto-Germanic *dusnaz (brown, yellow), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewh₂- (to smoke, raise dust). Cognate with Old Saxon dun (brown, dark), Old High German tusin (ash-gray, dull brown, pale yellow, dark), Old Norse dunna (female mallard; duck).

Alternative etymology derives the Old English word from Brythonic (compare Middle Welsh dwnn (dark (red))), from Proto-Celtic *dusnos (compare Old Irish donn), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰews- (compare Old Saxon dosan (chestnut brown)). More at dusk.

Noun

dun (usually uncountable, plural duns)

  1. A brownish grey colour.
Translations

Adjective

dun (not comparable)

  1. Of a brownish grey colour.
Translations

Derived terms

  • dun-bar
  • dunnock
  • donkey (possibly)
  • Donn-chadh or Duncan, Gaelic meaning "brown warrior"

See also

  • bawn
  • durmast oak
  • Appendix:Colors

Etymology 2

Unknown; perhaps a variant of din. Several sources suggest origin from Joe Dun, the name of a bailiff known for arresting debtors, but this is controversial.

Noun

dun (plural duns)

  1. (countable) A collector of debts.
    • 1933, George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London, Ch. 18:
      Melancholy duns came looking for him at all hours.
    • 1970, John Glassco, Memoirs of Montparnasse, New York 2007, p. 102:
      ‘Frank's worried about duns,’ she said as the butler went away.
  2. An urgent request or demand of payment.
Translations

Verb

dun (third-person singular simple present duns, present participle dunning, simple past and past participle dunned)

  1. (transitive) To ask or beset a debtor for payment.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, Folio Society 1973, p. 577:
      Of all he had received from Lady Bellaston, not above five guineas remained and that very morning he had been dunned by a tradesman for twice that sum.
  2. (transitive) To harass by continually repeating e.g. a request.
    • 1940, Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely, Penguin 2010, p. 107:
      Rich bitches who had to be dunned for their milk bills would pay him right now.
Translations
Derived terms
  • dun letter

Etymology 3

Uncertain; likely from the color.

Noun

dun (plural duns)

  1. (countable) A newly hatched, immature mayfly; a mayfly subimago.
  2. (countable, fishing) A fly made to resemble the mayfly subimago.

Synonyms

  • subimago
Translations

Etymology 4

From Irish dún or Scottish Gaelic dùn, from Proto-Celtic *dūnom (fortress). Cognate with Welsh dinas (city). Doublet of town.

Alternative forms

  • doon

Noun

dun (plural duns)

  1. An ancient or medieval fortification; especially a hill-fort in Scotland or Ireland.
  2. (archeology) A structure in the Orkney or Shetland islands or in Scotland consisting of a roundhouse surrounded by a circular wall; a broch.

Etymology 5

See do.

Verb

dun

  1. (nonstandard, informal) Eye dialect spelling of done: past participle of do
    Now, ya dun it!
  2. (nonstandard, informal) Eye dialect spelling of don't: contraction of do + not.

Etymology 6

Likely from the color of fish so prepared.

Verb

dun (third-person singular simple present duns, present participle dunning, simple past and past participle dunned)

  1. (transitive, dated) To cure, as codfish, by laying them, after salting, in a pile in a dark place, covered with saltgrass or a similar substance.

Etymology 7

See dune.

Noun

dun (plural duns)

  1. A mound or small hill.

Etymology 8

Imitative.

Interjection

dun

  1. (humorous) Imitating suspenseful music.

References

  • dun in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • DNU, und

Bambara

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [dũ˦]

Verb

dun

  1. to eat

References

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

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse dúnn (down).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /duːn/, [d̥uːˀn]

Noun

dun n (singular definite dunet, plural indefinite dun)

  1. down (soft, immature feathers)

Inflection

See also

  • “dun” in Den Danske Ordbog
  • “dun” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog
  • dun on the Danish Wikipedia.Wikipedia da

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dʏn/
  • Hyphenation: dun
  • Rhymes: -ʏn

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch dunne, from Old Dutch *thunni, from Proto-West Germanic *þunnī, from Proto-Germanic *þunnuz. Cognates with English thin (Compare West-Flemish thinne).

Adjective

dun (comparative dunner, superlative dunst)

  1. thin, slender
  2. sparse
  3. (liquid) runny
Inflection
Antonyms
  • dicht, dik
Derived terms
  • dunnen, verdunnen
  • flinterdun
Descendants
  • Afrikaans: dun

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

dun

  1. first-person singular present indicative of dunnen
  2. imperative of dunnen

Galician

Etymology

From de (of) + un (masculine singular indefinite article)

Contraction

dun m

  1. Contraction of de un. From a; of a

See also

  • dunha (feminine form)
  • duns (plural form)
  • dunhas (feminine plural form)

German

Alternative forms

  • duhn

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /duːn/

Etymology

Borrowed from Low German duun.

Adjective

dun (comparative duner, superlative am dunsten)

  1. (colloquial, chiefly Northern Germany) drunk

Declension

Further reading

  • dun in Duden online

Hunsrik

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tuːn/, /toːn/

Verb

dun

  1. to do

Inflection

Derived terms

Further reading

  • Online Hunsrik Dictionary

Kiput

Etymology

From Proto-North Sarawak *daqun, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *dahun (compare Malay daun).

Noun

dun

  1. leaf

Mandarin

Romanization

dun

  1. Nonstandard spelling of dūn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of dún.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of dǔn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of dùn.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse dúnn

Noun

dun f or m (definite singular duna or dunen, indefinite plural duner, definite plural dunene)
dun n (definite singular dunet, indefinite plural dun, definite plural duna or dunene)

  1. down (soft, fine fluffy feathers)

References

  • “dun” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “dun” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse dúnn

Noun

dun f (definite singular duna, indefinite plural duner, definite plural dunene)
dun n (definite singular dunet, indefinite plural dun, definite plural duna)

  1. down (soft, fine fluffy feathers)

References

  • “dun” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *dūnǭ (sand dune), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewh₂- (to smoke, fume, raise dust); or alternatively a late borrowing from Proto-Celtic *dūnom from the same Proto-Indo-European source.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /duːn/

Noun

dūn f

  1. hill, mountain

Declension

Derived terms

  • ofdune

Descendants

  • English: down

Old French

Etymology

From Latin donum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dun/

Noun

dun m (oblique plural duns, nominative singular duns, nominative plural dun)

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of don

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse dúnn (down).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dʉːn/

Noun

dun n

  1. down, what grows on young birds

Declension

Related terms

References

  • dun in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)

Volapük

Etymology

Borrowed from German tun and English do.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dun/

Noun

dun (nominative plural duns)

  1. deed, action, act, doing

Declension

Derived terms

  • dunön

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to make demands for payment of a debt.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)