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LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German duo, alternative form of (then, at that time in the past). The final -n by analogy with dann (then, at that time in the future), as also in cognate Dutch toen. Also cognate with German da (merged with another Middle High German word).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

dunn

  1. then (after that)
    D'éischt huet en eppes giess an dunn ass en heemgaangen.
    First he ate something and then he went home.
  2. then; that’s when (at that moment)
    Wéi en eppes giess hat, dunn ass en heemgaangen.
    When he had eaten something, [then] he went home.
  3. back then (in those days)
    Dunn huet een dat esou gemat.
    Back then, that was how it was done.

Usage notesEdit

The word refers to the past. For the present and future use dann.

SynonymsEdit


Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *dusnaz (brown; yellow). Cognate with Old Saxon dun (brown), Old Norse dunna (female mallard). Compare also Old Irish donn (brown).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dunn

  1. brown
  2. bleak, dark, dim

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: dunne, donne