gemein

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German gemein, from Old High German gimeini, from Proto-Germanic *gamainiz. Cognate with Old English gemǣne, English mean, Dutch gemeen, Swedish gemen and Norwegian gemen.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gemein (comparative gemeiner, superlative am gemeinsten)

  1. mean
  2. common

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge, “Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache” , 22. Auflage, 1989, bearbeitet von Elmar Seebold, ISBN 3-11-006800-1

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