Gen

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English[edit]

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Gen

  1. A Niger-Congo language of Togo.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Shortened from new generation, from Italian generazione nuova.

Noun[edit]

Gen (plural Gens)

  1. A member of the Gen Movement, a youth expression of the international Focolare Movement.

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Gen

  1. A female given name, a short form of Genevieve.
    • 1894, Harper's Young People, page 208:
      Hal. Oh, don't fuss, Gen. I'll do my part all right. Mamma's 'structed me, you know.
      Genevieve. Instructed, Hal.
    • 2017, Emma G Prince, The Silent Life of Genevieve (→ISBN)
      Gen? Listen, I'm so sorry I did that, Gen. You gotta believe me. I'm not like this and you know it.” “Listen...Kyle, I...I don't think I want to see you anymore.” Genevieve's voice cracked. “Gen!”

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by Danish biologist Wilhelm Johannsen in 1909, from Ancient Greek γενεά (geneá, generation, descent).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡeːn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eːn

Noun[edit]

Gen n (strong, genitive Gens, plural Gene)

  1. gene

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Further reading[edit]

  • Gen” in Duden online
  • Gen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache