CatalanEdit

AdverbEdit

donc

  1. (obsolete, dialectal) Alternative form of doncs

Further readingEdit

  • “donc” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French donc, variant of doncques, from Old French donkes (then). Of uncertain and disputed origin. Perhaps an apheresis of adonc, from Latin ad-tunc (compare Romanian atunci), or a blend of Latin dum (while) + tum, tunc (then). Compare also Italian dunque Occitan donc and Catalan doncs.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dɔ̃k/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔ̃k

AdverbEdit

donc

  1. therefore, consequently; thus.
    René Descartes, 17th Century
    Je pense, donc je suis.
    I think, therefore I am.

Derived termsEdit

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OccitanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Catalan doncs and French donc.

ConjunctionEdit

donc

  1. then, so, thus

Further readingEdit