EtymologyFrom Old (and modern) French donjon.
EtymologyOld French, from Vulgar Latin *dominio ‘lord's castle’, from Latin dominus.
A dungeon is an underground prison or vault.
Dungeon or donjon can also refer to:
- Dungeon (comics), a series of comic books created by Joann Sfar and Lewis Trondheim, originally published under the French title Donjon.
- Dungeon (computer game), an early mainframe role-playing game
- Dungeon, an alternative name for Zork, a computer game
- Dungeons & Dragons, a popular role-playing game
- Donjon (role-playing game)
- Dungeon crawl, a popular style of play in role-playing games
- Dungeon (band), an Australian power metal musical group
- Dungeon (BDSM), a play-space for BDSM activities
- Hart Dungeon, a wrestling school in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- The central tower of a castle, the strongest inner fortification; see Keep.
donjon in German: Dungeon
donjon in French: Donjon (homonymie)
donjon in Italian: Dungeon