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. The German term was 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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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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