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־)

  1. a garden
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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).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. (genetics) a gene