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EnglishEdit

ContractionEdit

dont

  1. Misspelling of don't.

BretonEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Welsh dod and Cornish dos, dones, contracted from Cornish devones; from Cornish de + Cornish mones (to go).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

dont

  1. (intransitive) to come

InflectionEdit

ConjugationEdit

Personal forms
Indicative Conditional Imperative
Present Imperfect Preterite Future Present Imperfect
1s deuan deuen deuis deuin deufen deujen -
2s deuez deues deujout deui deufes deujes deu
3s deu deue deuas deuo deufe deuje deuet
1p deuomp deuemp deujomp deuimp deufemp deujemp deuomp
2p deuit deuec'h deujoc'h deuot deufec'h deujec'h deuit
3p deuont deuent deujont deuint deufent deujent deuent
0 deuer deued deujod deuor deufed deujed -
Impersonal forms Mutated forms
Infinitive: dont, donet
Present participle: o tont
Past participle: deuet (auxiliary verb: bezañ)
Soft mutation after a: a zeu-
Mixed mutation after e: e teu-
Soft mutation after ne/na: ne/na zeu-

Derived termsEdit


DanishEdit

NounEdit

  • a (piece of) work, a deed

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French dont, from Old French dunt, from Vulgar Latin/Latin unde (from where)[1]. Compare Spanish donde (where).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

dont

  1. of/from whom/which, whose.
    Vous rappelez-vous ce dont je vous ai parlé ?
    Do you remember that of which we spoke?
    Il n’est rien dont je sois encore certain.
    It is nothing of which I am still certain.
    Quel est le pays dont provient cette marchandise suspecte ?
    What is the country from which the suspicious merchandise comes?
    J’ai décidé d’abandonner l’affaire dont je vous ai entretenu il y a quelques jours.
    I decided to abandon the matter of which we have been speaking for a few days.
    La maladie dont il est mort porte un nom imprononçable.
    The disease of which he died has an unpronounceable name.
    Les pays dont nous n’avons point de connaissance sont les destinations privilégiées des grands aventuriers.
    The countries of which we have little knowledge are the privileged destinations of great adventurers.
    Ces étoiles — dont le nom m’échappe — sont les plus brillantes de la voûte céleste.
    These stars, whose names escape me, are the brightest in the skies.
  2. (sometimes) by which.
    Le coup dont il fut frappé.
    The blow by which he was struck.
  3. Denotes a part of a set, may be translated as "including" or such as in some situations.
    Il a eu dix enfants, dont neuf filles.
    He had ten children, nine of them girls.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dauzat, Albert; Jean Dubois, Henri Mitterand (1964) Nouveau dictionnaire étymologique (in French), Paris: Librairie Larousse

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

dont

  1. Alternative form of dint

Middle FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronounEdit

dont

  1. of whom; of which

DescendantsEdit

  • French: dont