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Latin adverb and preposition of separation in space, meaning "down from, off, away from," and figuratively "concerning, by reason of, according to;" from PIE demonstrative stem *de- (see to).


alt. (context Northumbria English) To do. vb. (context Northumbria English) To do.


DE, de, or dE may refer to:

De (Cyrillic)

De (Д д; italics: Д д) is a letter of the Cyrillic script.

De commonly represents the voiced dental plosive , like the pronunciation of in admit.

De is romanized using the Latin letter D.

De (Chinese)

De (; ) is a key concept in Chinese philosophy, usually translated "inherent character; inner power; integrity" in Taoism, "moral character; virtue; morality" in Confucianism and other contexts, and "quality; virtue" ( guna) or "merit; virtuous deeds" ( punya) in Chinese Buddhism.

De (surname)

De or Dey is a surname commonly used by the Bengali community. De/Dey is derived from the last name Deb/Dev or Deva. The surname has been mostly associated with Kayasthas.

In 12th–13th century, a Hindu dynasty Deva ruled over eastern Bengal after the Sena dynasty. The capital of this dynasty was Bikrampur in present-day Munshiganj district of Bangladesh. This Hindu Vaishnava dynasty is different from an earlier Buddhist Deva dynasty (c. 8th–9th century) of Samatata, whose capital was Devaparvata. Four rulers of this dynasty are known from the inscriptions: Shantideva, Viradeva, Anandadeva and Bhavadeva.

Usage examples of "de".

La foule encombrait les abords du Palais-Bourbon, saluant de ses acclamations et des cris de Vive la Charte!

Thereupon the Baron des Adrets, the Huguenot commander in that region, sent one of his lieutenants, Dupuy-Montbrun, to avenge that deviltry.

De grandes affiches jaunes annoncent que des regates seront donnees sous le patronage du Yacht-Club de France.

After his return to the capital of Penguinia, the Reverend Father Agaric disclosed his projects to Prince Adelestan des Boscenos, of whose Draconian sentiments he was well aware.

During this malady, they caused several masses to be said in different places, especially at St Maur des Fosses, at St Amable, and at St Esprit.

Le petit Jean lui-meme comprend beaucoup de choses des bois, des etangs et des montagnes, car sa petite ame est une ame rustique.

Le chanoine Trevoux quitta ce monde a quelque temps de la, laissant une histoire des saints de Bretagne qui atteste la purete de son ame et la simplicite de son esprit.

He prefers a comfortable hotel on the Promenade des Anglais at Nice, where he recovers health and renovates his nervous system by taking daily excursions along the coast to the Casino.

The evidence of a vile murder disappeared into the French countryside, and its perpetrator, Cardinal Jean-Francois Blasi, now held the key to the secrets of the Council of the Apocrypha and consequently, their two closely-guarded monasteries: des Gardiens and del Cancello.

Le cri des grillons dechirait le grand silence de la nuit, et la lune levee au-dessus des arbres argentait les allees du parc desert.

La veille du dimanche des brandons, les habitants des campagnes se rendent le soir dans les champs et se promenent sous les arbres avec des falots en chantant quelque vieille invocation.

Leclerc jeune, qui vendait alors des armures anciennes dans une petite boutique basse du quai Voltaire.

It was the sign of a marchand des armures, and having provided myself with those persuasive arguments, a sergent-de-ville and a gendarme, I entered.

They must be delivered today, absolutely, to Superintendent Ascan personally, at the police station on Rue des Prouvaires.

He joined the atelier of Carolus-Duran, one of the few artists who welcomed American students, and he quickly passed the rigorous exams to study drawing at the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Arts.