ginn

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ginn (plural ginns)

  1. Alternative spelling of jinn
    • (Can we date this quote?) The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. (1810-1897), Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1[1]:
      AZA'ZEL, one of the ginn or jinn, all of whom were made of "smokeless fire," that is, the fire of the Simoom.
    • 1886, Andrew Lang, In the Wrong Paradise[2]:
      There also were the "maids of modest glances," previously indifferent to the wooing "of man or ginn."
    • (Can we date this quote?) Sax Rohmer (1883-1959), The Quest of the Sacred Slipper[3]:
      I accordingly assumed Hassan to be a myth--a first cousin to the ginn.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ginn

  1. Eye dialect spelling of given.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Charles Reade (1814-1884) and Dion Boucicault (1820-1890), Foul Play[4]:
      You ginn it us hot--you did.
    • 1912, Lawrence J. Burpee, Humour of the North[5]:
      Well, the doctor axed me to vote for his son, and I just up and told him I would, only my relation was candidating also; but ginn him my hand and promise I would be neuter.

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *gebaną.

Verb[edit]

ginn

  1. to give
  2. to become
  3. Used to form the passive voice.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

ginn

  1. first-person singular present indicative of goen
  2. first-person plural present indicative of goen
  3. third-person plural present indicative of goen