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Central FranconianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • don (northern Moselle Franconian, some dialects of Ripuarian)
  • dun (southern Moselle Franconian)

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German *duon, northern variant of tuon, from Proto-Germanic *dōną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

donn (third-person singular present deet or deit, past tense dät, past participle jedon or jedonn)

  1. (many dialects of Ripuarian, including Kölsch) to do
  2. (many dialects of Ripuarian, including Kölsch) used in the subjunctive with a following infinitive to form the conditional tense
    Ich dät jo noch jet blieve, ävver meng Frau well heem.
    I would stay some more, but my wife wants to go home.

Usage notesEdit

  • The past participle has an open vowel /ɔ/, either long or short, but never /o/ as in the infinitive.

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish donn, from Proto-Celtic *dusnos (brown), from Proto-Indo-European *dusnos-, *donnos- (dark), from *dʰewh₂- (smoke).

AdjectiveEdit

donn (genitive singular masculine doinn, genitive singular feminine doinne, plural donna, comparative doinne)

  1. brown
  2. brown-haired, brunette
    1. made of hard brown timber
    2. strong, solid
  3. used as intensifying term
DeclensionEdit
Obsolete spellings
Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

donn m or f (genitive singular doinn or doinne)

  1. brown (colour)
  2. brown animal (masculine or feminine declined differently)
  3. hard brown timber
DeclensionEdit
Feminine (only used to refer to a female brown animal)

VerbEdit

donn (present analytic donnann, future analytic donnfaidh, verbal noun donnadh, past participle donnta)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) Alternative form of donnaigh (brown; tan, rust)
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish donn (chief, lord, noble).

NounEdit

donn m (genitive singular doinn, nominative plural doinn)

  1. (literary) noble, prince
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit
  • Donn m (proper noun)

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

donn f (genitive singular doinne, nominative plural donna)

  1. Alternative form of dronn (hump; camber)
DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
donn dhonn ndonn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • "donn" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • G. Toner, S. Arbuthnot, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, D. Wodtko, editors (1913–76), “1 donn”, in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Dublin: Royal Irish Aacademy, →ISBN
  • G. Toner, S. Arbuthnot, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, D. Wodtko, editors (1913–76), “2 donn”, in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Dublin: Royal Irish Aacademy, →ISBN
  • Entries containing “donn” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “donn” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Celtic *dusnos (brown).

AdjectiveEdit

donn

  1. brown, tawny, dun
  2. (of eyes) hazel
  3. (of animals) chestnut
InflectionEdit

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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NounEdit

donn m

  1. chief, lord, noble
    Synonyms: mál, toísech, túathach, úachtarán
  2. lordship, chieftainship
    Synonyms: flaith, tigernas
InflectionEdit
Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization
DescendantsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

donn

  1. princely, noble

InflectionEdit

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

Etymology 3Edit

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NounEdit

donn ?

  1. theft, stolen property
InflectionEdit
Unknown gender o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

MutationEdit

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

Further readingEdit

  • G. Toner, S. Arbuthnot, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, D. Wodtko, editors (1913–76), “1 donn”, in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Dublin: Royal Irish Aacademy, →ISBN
  • G. Toner, S. Arbuthnot, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, D. Wodtko, editors (1913–76), “2 donn”, in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Dublin: Royal Irish Aacademy, →ISBN
  • G. Toner, S. Arbuthnot, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, D. Wodtko, editors (1913–76), “3 donn”, in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Dublin: Royal Irish Aacademy, →ISBN

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish donn, from Proto-Celtic *dusnos (brown), from Proto-Indo-European *dusnos-, *donnos- (dark), from *dʰewh₂- (smoke).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

donn (comparative duinne)

  1. brown
  2. brown-haired, brunette

DeclensionEdit

Case Masculine singular Feminine singular Plural
Nominative donn dhonn donna
Vocative dhuinn dhonn donna
Genitive dhuinn dhuinn/duinne donna
Dative dhonn dhuinn donna

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Colors in Scottish Gaelic · dathan (layout · text)
     bàn      glas      dubh
             dearg ; ruadh              orainds ; donn              buidhe ; donn
             uaine              uaine              gorm ; gorm
             liath ; glas              liath              gorm
             purpaidh ; guirmean              pinc ; purpaidh              pinc

Further readingEdit

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • G. Toner, S. Arbuthnot, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, D. Wodtko, editors (1913–76), “1 donn”, in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Dublin: Royal Irish Aacademy, →ISBN