Gesinde

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Etymology[edit]

From Old High German gasindi, gisindi, gisindo, a neuter collective to the masculine gasint (archaic modern German Gesind m) "wayfellow, fellow traveller; follower". Middle High German gesinde.

Cognate with Old English gesîðð, gesiþ and Old Saxon gisîði, from a Proto-Germanic *ga-senþ-ja-, from the root *senþ-, sinþ- "to go, travel; seek, aim", Proto-Indo-European *sent- (to head for, go). More at siþ, *sandijaną.

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Gesinde n (genitive Gesindes, plural Gesinde)

  1. (archaic) hands, farmhands, (domestic) servants, domestics, the menial staff

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