גן

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
ג־נ־ן

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Noun[edit]

גַּן (ganm (plural indefinite גַּנִּים‎, singular construct גַּן־, plural construct גַּנֵּי־‎) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. a garden
    • Song of Songs 5:1, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      בָּאתִי לְגַנִּי אֲחֹתִי כַלָּה
      báti l-ganí aḥotí kalá
      I am come into my garden, my sister, my bride
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Etymology 2[edit]

From German Gen. Accepted by the Academy of the Hebrew Language for similarity to the root ג־נ־ן(g-n-n), which forms words relating to gardening and kindergartens, coined by Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen from Ancient Greek γενεά (geneá, generation, descent) from the aorist infinitive of γίγνομαι (gígnomai, I come into being).

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Noun[edit]

גֶּן (genm (plural indefinite גֶּנִים‎, singular construct גֶּן־)

  1. (genetics) a gene

Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew גַּן‎.

Noun[edit]

גן (ganm, plural גנים(ganem)

  1. (especially in Judaic contexts) garden

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