See also: Godoń

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French godon, speculatively connected to English God damn, although the profanity is not attested in Middle English.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

godon (feminine singular godonne, masculine plural godons, feminine plural godonnes)

  1. (archaic, ethnic slur) English

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

gōdōn

  1. Romanization of 𐌲𐍉𐌳𐍉𐌽

LadinEdit

VerbEdit

godon

  1. first-person plural present indicative of goder
  2. first-person plural present subjunctive of goder
  3. first-person plural imperative of goder

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Speculatively connected to English God damn, although the profanity is not attested in Middle English.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

godon m (plural godons, feminine singular godone, feminine plural godones)

  1. (ethnic slur) Englishman
    • 15th century, anonymous (perhaps Olivier Basselin), “Chanson LXI”, in Armand Gasté, editor, 'Chansons normandes du XVè siècle', 1866:
      Ne craignez point a les batre / ces Godons, panches a pois / Car vng de nous en vault quatre / Au moins en vault il bien troys
      Do not fear at all to fight them / These pea-bellied godons / Because one of us is worth four of them / [Or] at least, well worth three of them.
  2. (derogatory) glutton

AdjectiveEdit

godon m (feminine singular godone, masculine plural godons, feminine plural godones)

  1. (ethnic slur) English
    • c. 1490, “Le Roy engloys”, in Manuscrit de Bayeux:
      Ils ont chargé l'artillerie sur mer / Force biscuit et chascun ung bidon / Et par la mer jusqu'en Bisquaye aller / Pour couronner leur petit roy godon.
      They embarked the artillery on ship / [With] many biscuits and each man a bottle / And went by sea up to Biscay / To crown their little godon king.

DescendantsEdit

  • French: godon

WelshEdit

VerbEdit

godon

  1. Soft mutation of codon.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
codon godon nghodon chodon
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.