gêne

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See also: gêné, gene, gène, and Gene

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French gehenne, from Old French gehine (punishment resulting from admission of guilt), from gehir (to admit, confess, acknowledge), from Frankish *jehhjan (to say, confess), from Proto-Germanic *jehaną (to affirm, say), from Proto-Indo-European *yek- (to speak).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gêne f (plural gênes)

  1. embarrassment
  2. discomfort, inconvenience

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

gêne

  1. first-person singular present indicative of gêner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of gêner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of gêner
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of gêner
  5. second-person singular imperative of gêner

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