geamikoj

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ge- (both sexes (or: of any sex)) +‎ amikoj (friends)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡeaˈmikoi̯/
  • Hyphenation: ge‧a‧mi‧koj

Noun[edit]

geamikoj pl (accusative geamikojn)

  1. (plural only, dated) friends, including both female(s) and male(s)
    • 1906 July, “Kroniko”, The British Esperantist, volume 2, number 19, page 75: 
      En la somero ni esperas babiladi kun niaj Manĉestraj geamikoj ĉe ekskursoj.

Usage notes[edit]

Dated construction by writers who understood amiko as a masculine noun. Since amiko is gender-neutral now, the ge- prefix is superfluous, unless one wishes to emphasize that a group of friends includes both females and males.