gift

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gipt, cognate with Old English ġift.

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Noun[edit]

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gift (plural gifts)

  1. Something given to another voluntarily, without charge.
  2. A talent or natural ability.
    She had a gift for playing the flute.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter 1, The Purchase Price:
      “[…] it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.”
  3. Something gained incidentally, without effort.
  4. The act, right, or power of giving or bestowing.
    The office is in the gift of the President.

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gift (third-person singular simple present gifts, present participle gifting, simple past and past participle gifted)

  1. (transitive) To give as a gift.
  2. (transitive) To give away, to concede easily.
    • 2011 September 28, Jon Smith, “Valencia 1 - 1 Chelsea”, BBC Sport:
      Chelsea threw away two points when substitute Salomon Kalou gifted Valencia a penalty five minutes from time with a needless handball.

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡift/, [ɡ̊ifd̥]

Etymology 1[edit]

From German Gift (poison). Similar to the archaic gift (gift), a verbal noun to give (to give).

Noun[edit]

gift c (singular definite giften, plural indefinite gifte)

  1. poison (substance harmful to a living organism)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Originally the past participle of gifte (marry).

Adjective[edit]

gift (neuter gift, definite and plural gifte)

  1. married
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Verb[edit]

gift

  1. Imperative of gifte.
  2. past participle of gifte

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ghift, earlier also gicht which was restored by analogy with geven. From Old Dutch *gift, from Proto-Germanic *giftiz. The words gif and vergif, both meaning "poison", derive from the same source and were not formally distinguished until early modern Dutch.

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gift f (plural giften, diminutive giftje n)

  1. donation; something given (away) voluntarily.
  2. (dated) poison

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Faroese[edit]

Noun[edit]

gift f (genitive singular giftar, uncountable)

  1. poison

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f2s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative gift giftin
Accusative gift giftina
Dative gift giftini
Genitive giftar giftarinnar

Adjective[edit]

gift

  1. married, female form of giftur
    • Ert gift?
      Are you (f) married?

Declension[edit]

giftur a5
Singular (eintal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) giftur gift gift
Accusative (hvønnfall) giftan gifta
Dative (hvørjumfall) giftum giftari giftum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (gifts) (giftar/
giftrar)
(gifts)
Plural (fleirtal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) giftir giftar gift
Accusative (hvønnfall) giftar
Dative (hvørjumfall) giftum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (gifta/
giftra)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

gift f, m (definite singular gifta or giften, indefinite plural gifter, definite plural giftene)

  1. poison (substance harmful to a living organism)

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gift

  1. married

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *giftiz. Cognate with Old Frisian jeft, Old Saxon sundargift ‘privilege’ (lit. 'special gift'), Dutch gift, Old High German gift (German Gift), Old Norse gipt (> English gift), Gothic 𐍆𐍂𐌰𐌲𐌹𐍆𐍄𐍃 (fragifts).

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ġift f (nominative plural ġifta or ġiftu)

  1. payment for a wife
  2. (in the plural) a wedding

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gift n

  1. poison; venom ; virus; toxin

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Adjective[edit]

gift (not comparable)

  1. married
    ett gift par
    a married couple
    Han är gift sedan tre år.
    He's been married for three years.

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gift

  1. imperative of gifta.
  2. past participle of gifta.
  3. supine of gifta.