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Don

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Donald or Gordon.

Etymology 2Edit

 
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Don in Rostov oblast

Don

  1. A river in European Russia, flowing 1200 miles to the Sea of Azov. Called Tanais in classical sources.
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Etymology 3Edit

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Don

  1. A river in Scotland, flowing 62 miles to the North Sea.
  2. A river in South Yorkshire, England, on which Doncaster is situated.
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DutchEdit

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Don m

  1. Don, river in Russia.

FinnishEdit

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Don

  1. Don (river in Russia)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of Don (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Don
genitive Donin
partitive Donia
illative Doniin
singular plural
nominative Don
accusative nom. Don
gen. Donin
genitive Donin
partitive Donia
inessive Donissa
elative Donista
illative Doniin
adessive Donilla
ablative Donilta
allative Donille
essive Donina
translative Doniksi
instructive
abessive Donitta
comitative

GermanEdit

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Don m

  1. Don (river in Russia)

NounEdit

Don m

  1. don (honorific title, especially in Spain and Italy)

HungarianEdit

 
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Don

  1. Don (river in Russia)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Don
accusative Dont
dative Donnak
instrumental Donnal
causal-final Donért
translative Donná
terminative Donig
essive-formal Donként
essive-modal
inessive Donban
superessive Donon
adessive Donnál
illative Donba
sublative Donra
allative Donhoz
elative Donból
delative Donról
ablative Dontól
Possessive forms of Don
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Donom
2nd person sing. Donod
3rd person sing. Donja
1st person plural Donunk
2nd person plural Donotok
3rd person plural Donjuk

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Don ?

  1. A river that flows in Russia

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Don m

  1. Don (river in Russia)

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Don

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

Usage notesEdit

The title Don/Doña may be written with upper or lower case.

Two words with different histories are often confused by non-Spanish speakers.

  • The noun don, plural dones, "gift", either a talent a gifted individual may have, like "the gift of gab", or a literary/formal word for a present given or received (for which the usual term is regalo). From the Latin donum, "gift".
  • The adjective Don, feminine Doña, a title of respect prefixed to a name, like "Mister" or "Lord/Lady". The plurals (dones, doñas) are rarely used. It cannot be used as a stand-alone word, but must be immediately followed by a name. From Late Latin domnus, from Latin dominus (lord),

The use of "don" as a noun of respect, usually academic ("the don of the college") and primarily in England, is unrelated to Spanish Don/Doña and has no equivalent in Spanish. It is a serious error to refer to the character "Don Quijote" as "the don".

AbbreviationsEdit

  • D. (masculine), Dª (feminine)

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