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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Contraction of the article da ("the").

PrepositionEdit

d'

  1. da; Pronunciation spelling of the, representing dialectal English.

Etymology 2Edit

Reduction.

VerbEdit

d'

  1. Reduced form of do
    d'you wanna go?
  2. Reduced form of did
    d'you eat yet?

AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contraction of the preposition de ‎(of, from).

PronunciationEdit

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PrepositionEdit

d'

  1. (before a vowel or a h) apocopic form of de: of, from
    d’Asturies
    of Asturias
    d’hermanu
    of a brother

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contraction of the preposition de ‎(of, from).

PrepositionEdit

d'

  1. (before a vowel or an h) apocopic form of de: of
    Escola d'idiomes
    Languages (idiomes) school (escola).

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contraction of the article de ‎(the).

PrepositionEdit

d'

  1. (archaic, poetic) apocopic form of de: the

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contraction of the preposition de ‎(of, from).

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

d' ‎(apocopate)

  1. (before a vowel or a mute h) apocopic form of de: of
    un verre d'eau
    a glass of water

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IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (your): t’ (Cois Fharraige)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [d̪ˠ] (before a word starting with a, o, u, fha, fho, or fhu)
  • IPA(key): [dʲ] (before a word starting with e, i, fhe, or fhi)

Etymology 1Edit

Prevocalic apocope of do.

ParticleEdit

d’

  1. (before a vowel) apocopic form of do: Marker of the past tense.
    d’ól sé‎ ― he drank
    d’fhág sé‎ ― he waited
Usage notesEdit

Used only before vowel sounds, including when f has been lenited to fh before a vowel. The variant form used before consonants, do, is generally omitted but may be encountered in Munster Irish and in the literary language.

PrepositionEdit

d’ ‎(plus dative, triggers lenition)

  1. (before a vowel) apocopic form of do: to, for
    d’athair Sheáin
    to Seán’s father, for Seán’s father

DeterminerEdit

d’

  1. (before a vowel) apocopic form of do: your (singular)
    d’athair
    your father
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Prevocalic apocopic form of de.

PrepositionEdit

d’ ‎(plus dative, triggers lenition)

  1. (before a vowel) apocopic form of de: from, of
    d’athair Sheáin
    from Seán’s father, of Seán’s father

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contraction of the preposition di ‎(of, from).

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

d’ ‎(apocopate)

  1. (sometimes before a vowel or an h) apocopic form of di: of
    Follia d'amore.
    Madness of love.
    Un bicchiere d'acqua.
    A glass of water.

LuxembourgishEdit

DeterminerEdit

d' f, n

  1. unstressed form of déi
  2. unstressed form of dat

DeclensionEdit

Luxembourgish definite articles
masculine feminine neuter plural
nom./acc. deen (den) déi (d') dat (d') déi (d')
dative deem (dem) där (der) deem (dem) deen (den)

Middle FrenchEdit

PrepositionEdit

d'

  1. elided form of de

Usage notesEdit

  • Earlier manuscripts omit the apostrophe
  • despaigne‎ ― of Spain

NormanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French de, from Latin .

PrepositionEdit

d'

  1. of
  2. from

Old FrenchEdit

PrepositionEdit

d'

  1. elided form of de

Usage notesEdit

  • Unlike in modern French, de is not always elided to d' before a vowel or a mute h. It is optional.
  • The apostrophe is not used in the original manuscripts, but is added by scholars for clarity.
    despaigne‎ ― of Spain

Old ProvençalEdit

PrepositionEdit

d'

  1. elided form of de

PortugueseEdit

PrepositionEdit

d’

  1. (used before words beginning in a vowel, archaic except in fixed expressions) Alternative form of de

Derived termsEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contraction of the pronoun do ‎(your).

PronounEdit

d'

  1. (before a vowel or fh followed by a vowel) apocopic form of do: your (informal singular)
    A bheil fios aig d’ athair?
    Does your father know?
    Seo d’ fhaclair.
    Here’s your dictionary.
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