EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contraction of the article da ("the").

PrepositionEdit

d'

  1. da

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

IrishEdit

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’

  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

Etymology 2Edit

Prevocalic apocopic form of de.

PrepositionEdit

d’

  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.

JèrriaisEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French de, from Latin .

PrepositionEdit

d'

  1. of
  2. from

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

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.

PortugueseEdit

PrepositionEdit

d’

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

Derived termsEdit

  • d’água
  • d’alho

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.
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 14:17