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CatalanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Contraction of de es

ContractionEdit

des

  1. Contraction of de and es.

Etymology 2Edit

Conjugated form of dar

VerbEdit

des

  1. third-person singular imperfect subjunctive form of dar

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

ArticleEdit

des ‎(genitive definite)

  1. (archaic) genitive singular masculine of de; of the
  2. (archaic) genitive singular neuter of het; of the

Usage notesEdit

Note that normally only the nominative is used. The other forms are archaic, but survive in numerous idiomatic expressions such as des huizes, des morgens (itself archaic and shortened, like similar expressions, to 's morgens in contemporary Dutch).

InflectionEdit

Dutch definite article
Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Nominative de de het de
Genitive des der des der
Dative den der den den
Accusative den de het de


SynonymsEdit

ConjunctionEdit

des

  1. the ... the (used as an intensifier to indicate the degree of an action)
    Des te vaker de mensen Willem de rug toekeren des te beter! — The more often people turn their back at Willem the better!

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German desto, Swedish desto.

ParticleEdit

des

  1. the; used with ju and either pli(more) or malpli(less) to form the second half of a coordinated comparative.
    • 1903, Ben Elmy, “La Lingvo de la floroj”, in The Esperantist: The Esperanto Gazette for the Spreading of the International Language, page 138,
      Ju pli ni studas la florojn, des pli ni konstatas, ke multe da ili posedas nesuspektitajn lertecojn, kiujn apud besto ni volonte nomus instinkto au еĉ prudento.
      “The more we study the flowers, the more we establish that many of them possess unexpected abilities, which in an animal we would willingly call instinct or even foresight.”

See alsoEdit


Fiji HindiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Hindi देश(deś).

NounEdit

des

  1. country
    India ek prachin des hae.
    India is an old country.

FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

des

  1. (music) D-flat

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

The use as an article is a special case of the contraction.

ArticleEdit

des m pl, f pl

  1. plural of un; some; the plural indefinite article.
  2. plural of une; some; the plural indefinite article.
  3. plural of du; some; the plural partitive article.
  4. plural of de la; some; the plural partitive article.
  5. plural of de l'; some; the plural partitive article.

ContractionEdit

des

  1. Contraction of de + les (of the, from the, some).

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dəs/ (generally)
  • IPA(key): /dɛs/ (when stressed, which is rare)
  • (file)

ArticleEdit

des ‎(definite, genitive singular)

  1. the; genitive singular masculine of der
  2. the; genitive singular neuter of der

DeclensionEdit

German definite articles
Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Nominative der die das die
Genitive des der des der
Dative dem der dem den
Accusative den die das die

LatinEdit

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

des

  1. rafsi of desku.

Old PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin (of) + ēx(out of).

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

des

  1. since (from a time)

DescendantsEdit

From des + de:


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dēnsus(dense; frequent). Doublet of dens.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

des m, n ‎(feminine singular deasă, masculine plural deși, feminine and neuter plural dese)

  1. frequent, often
  2. abundant, copious
  3. dense, thick

DeclensionEdit

AntonymsEdit

  • (frequent): rar

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit


SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

des

  1. Informal second-person singular () present subjunctive form of dar.
  2. Informal second-person singular () negative imperative form of dar.

WelshEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

des

  1. (colloquial) first-person singular preterite of dod

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
des ddes nes unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ZazakiEdit

NumeralEdit

des ?

  1. (cardinal) ten