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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English connen, from Old English cunnan (to know, know how), from Proto-Germanic *kunnaną.

VerbEdit

con (third-person singular simple present cons, present participle conning, simple past and past participle conned)

  1. (rare) To study, especially in order to gain knowledge of.
    • Wordsworth
      Fixedly did look / Upon the muddy waters which he conned / As if he had been reading in a book.
    • Burke
      I did not come into Parliament to con my lesson.
    • 1963, D'Arcy Niland, Dadda jumped over two elephants: short stories:
      The hawk rested on a crag of the gorge and conned the terrain with a fierce and frowning eye.
  2. (rare, archaic) To know, understand, acknowledge.
  3. Variant spelling of conn: to conduct the movements of a ship at sea.
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Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviation of Latin contra (against).

NounEdit

con (plural cons)

  1. A disadvantage of something, especially when contrasted with its advantages (pros).
    pros and cons
  2. (computing) A reserved word in MS-DOS applications, likely an abbreviation for console.
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Etymology 3Edit

Clipping of convict.

NounEdit

con (plural cons)

  1. (slang) A convicted criminal, a convict.
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Etymology 4Edit

From con trick, shortened from confidence trick.

NounEdit

con (plural cons)

  1. (slang) A fraud; something carried out with the intention of deceiving, usually for personal, often illegal, gain.
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VerbEdit

con (third-person singular simple present cons, present participle conning, simple past and past participle conned)

  1. (transitive, slang) To trick or defraud, usually for personal gain.
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Etymology 5Edit

From earlier cond, from Middle English conduen, from Old French conduire, from Latin condūcere, present active infinitive of condūcō (draw together; conduct).

VerbEdit

con (third-person singular simple present cons, present participle conning, simple past and past participle conned)

  1. (nautical) To give the necessary orders to the helmsman to steer a ship in the required direction through a channel etc. (rather than steer a compass direction)
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NounEdit

con (uncountable)

  1. (nautical) The navigational direction of a ship
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Etymology 6Edit

Clipping of convention or conference.

NounEdit

con (plural cons)

  1. An organized gathering such as a convention, conference or congress. The suffix "con" or "-con" is added to words to indicate a gathering or event organized around the word to which it is added. e.g Comic con, Santa-Con, Politicon

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AnagramsEdit


AragoneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cum (with).

PrepositionEdit

con

  1. with

AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cum (with).

PrepositionEdit

con

  1. with

Derived termsEdit


CatalanEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin conus.

NounEdit

con m (plural cons)

  1. cone

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DalmatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cunnus.

NounEdit

con m

  1. (vulgar) vulva, cunt

FalaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese con, from Latin cum, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm.

PrepositionEdit

con

  1. with
    • 2000, Domingo Frades Gaspar, Vamus a falal: Notas pâ coñocel y platical en nosa fala, Editora regional da Extremadura, Chapter 2: Númerus:
      Cumu to é custión de proporciós, sin que sirva de argumentu por nun fel falta, poemus vel que en a misma Europa hai Estaus Soberarius con menus territoriu que os tres lugaris nossus, cumu:
      As everything is a matter of proportions, without its presence being an argument, we can see that even in Europe there are Sovereign States with less territory than our three places, such as:

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cunnus, probably ultimately of Proto-Indo-European [Term?] origin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

con m (plural cons, feminine conne)

  1. (vulgar) cunt, pussy
  2. (vulgar) arsehole, asshole, fucktard, cunt, retard (stupid person)

AdjectiveEdit

con (feminine singular conne, masculine plural cons, feminine plural connes)

  1. (slang) stupid

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Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese con, from Latin cum (with).

PrepositionEdit

con

  1. with

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Derived termsEdit


IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

con m

  1. genitive singular of

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
con chon gcon
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cum (with), from Proto-Italic *kom, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm (next to, at, with, along).

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

con

  1. with, together
  2. (rowing) coxed

Usage notesEdit

  • When followed by the definite article, con may be combined with the article to produce the following combined forms (old-fashioned, very rarely used apart from col and coi, which even then are uncommon):
con + article Combined form
con + il col
con + lo collo
con + l' coll'
con + i coi
con + gli cogli
con + la colla
con + le colle

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LadinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cum (with).

PrepositionEdit

con

  1. with

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

con

  1. rafsi of condi.

MuongEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Vietic *kɔːn, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *kuun or *kuən. Cognates include Old Mon kon, Khmer កូន (kon), Bahnar kon, Vietnamese con.

NounEdit

con

  1. child

ClassifierEdit

con

  1. Indicates animals (including the human)

ReferencesEdit

  • Hà Quang Phùng (2012-09-06) Tìm hiểu về ngữ pháp tiếng Mường (Thim hiếu wuê ngử pháp thiểng Mường) [Understanding Muong grammar][1] (FlashPaper, in Vietnamese, Muong), Thanh Sơn–Phú Thọ Province Continuing Education Center

Old FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin cunnus.

NounEdit

con m (oblique plural cons, nominative singular cons, nominative plural con)

  1. (vulgar) cunt (human female genitalia)

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DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See conme.

ConjunctionEdit

con

  1. Alternative form of conme

Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

con m

  1. genitive singular of
  2. genitive dual of
  3. genitive plural of

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
con chon con
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cum, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱón.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

con

  1. with

DescendantsEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cum (with), from Proto-Italic *kom, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm (next to, at, with, along).

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

con

  1. with
  2. on
    Yo cuento con ustedes.
    I count on you.

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VietnameseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (reduplicated): cỏn con (tiny)
  • (reduplicated): con con (rather small)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Vietic *kɔːn, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *kuun or *kuən; cognates include Old Mon kon, Khmer កូន (kon), Bahnar kon, Muong con, Arem kɑːn.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(classifier đứa) con (, 𡥵)

  1. child (daughter or son)

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PronounEdit

con (, 𡥵)

  1. I (refers to oneself when speaking to their parent(s))
  2. (familiar or dialectal, chiefly Central Vietnam and Southern Vietnam) I (refers to oneself when speaking to a (presumably) much older person, or one's grandparent(s))
  3. you (addressed to one's son or daughter)
  4. (familiar or dialectal, chiefly Central Vietnam and Southern Vietnam) you (addressed to a (presumably) much younger person, or one's grandchild)
    con thật!
    It's you for real!

ClassifierEdit

con

  1. Indicates animals (including the human), eyes, knives, boats and ships
  2. (informal) Indicates wheeled vehicles
    Anh mày có hẳn hai con xe Honda đấy nhớ!
    I have two Honda motorbikes!

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