gína

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See also: gina and Gina

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse gína, from Proto-Germanic *gīnaną.

Verb[edit]

gína (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative gein, third-person plural past indicative ginu, supine ginið)

  1. to gape, to open one's mouth wide
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Danish gine.

Noun[edit]

gína f (genitive singular gínu, nominative plural gínur)

  1. mannequin, dummy
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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *gīnaną, related to Old English tōgīnan (gape) ġinian, ġeonian (English yawn), Old High German ginēn, gainōn (German gähnen). Also related to Lithuanian žióti, Latin hiāre, hiscere (gape).

Verb[edit]

gína (singular past indicative gein, plural past indicative ginu, past participle gininn)

  1. to gape
  2. to (figuratively) stand before someone (or something) in a threatening or overwhelming way (used with prepositions við and yfir); to yawn

Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian (nynorsk): gîna

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