FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French alcun, from Vulgar Latin *alicunus, from Latin aliquī + unus.[1]

Cognate with Italian alcuno, Spanish alguno, Galician algún, Portuguese algum.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /o.kœ̃/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

aucun (feminine singular aucune, masculine plural aucuns, feminine plural aucunes)

  1. no, none, not any
    Il n'a aucun désir de construire des temples.
    He hasn't any desire to build temples.

Usage notesEdit

  • Because of its meaning, the forms aucuns and aucunes are only used in archaic constructions

Derived termsEdit

PronounEdit

aucun m (feminine aucune)

  1. none, no-one
    Aucun d'entre eux n'a été capable de répondre.
    No one among them could give an answer.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dauzat, Albert; Jean Dubois, Henri Mitterand (1964), “aucun”, in Nouveau dictionnaire étymologique (in French), Paris: Librairie Larousse

Further readingEdit


Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Late Latin alquunus.

AdjectiveEdit

aucun m (oblique and nominative feminine singular aucune)

  1. any
  2. (used with "ne") none; not any