ge

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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

ge f (plural ges)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter G/g.

Cebuano[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ge

  1. Shortened for sige (Informal)

Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ge

  1. (dialectal, colloquial) unstressed form of gij: you
    Da ge bedankt zeet da witte!
    You know I'm thankful!

Usage notes[edit]

See usage notes at gij

Inflection[edit]


Anagrams[edit]


Emilian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡe/
  • Hyphenation: ge

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Becomes g’ before a vowel (proclitic).
A g’andám edmān.We go there tomorrow.
La g’à parlê.She talked to them.
  • Becomes -eg when acting as an enclitic (after a consonant).
J-eg vān edmān.They go there tomorrow. (imperative, singular)
J-eg dān da fêr.They give her trouble.
  • Becomes -g when acting as an enclitic (after a vowel).
A-g vag edmān.I’m going there tomorrow. (imperative, plural)
A-g pôrt di munjêgi.I bring him some apricots.

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin illī (nominative plural and dative singular of ille). Cognate with Catalan li and Italian gli.

Pronoun[edit]

ge (personal, dative case)

  1. him, to him
    Al ge xîva njînta.
    He wasn’t saying anything to him.
  2. her, to her
  3. them, to them

Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin hīc (here). Cognate with Catalan hi, French y, Italian ci.

Pronoun[edit]

ge (adverbial, locative case)

  1. here, in here
  2. there, in there
    Al ge màt dèinter dl’akwa.
    He puts water in there.

Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ge n (genitive singular ges, plural ge)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter G/g.

Declension[edit]

Declension of ge
n4 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative ge geið ge geini
accusative ge geið ge geini
dative ge, gei genum geum geunum
genitive ges gesins gea geanna

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Ido[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ge (plural ge-i)

  1. The name of the Latin script letter G/g.

See also[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ge

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(indeclinable)

  1. The name of the letter G.

Coordinate terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • ge in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • ge in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Arthur E. Gordon, The Letter Names of the Latin Alphabet (University of California Press, 1973; volume 9 of University of California Publications: Classical Studies), part III: “Summary of the Ancient Evidence”, page 32: "Clearly there is no question or doubt about the names of the vowels A, E, I, O, U. They are simply long A, long E, etc. (ā, ē, ī, ō, ū). Nor is there any uncertainty with respect to the six mutes B, C, D, G, P, T. Their names are bē, cē, dē, gē, pē, tē (each with a long E). Or about H, K, and Q: they are hā, kā, kū—each, again, with a long vowel sound."

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ge

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Mapudungun[edit]

A human eye

Noun[edit]

ge (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. (anatomy) eye
  2. sight, the ability to see.

References[edit]

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ge

  1. Alternative form of ye

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ge

  1. Alternative form of heo

References[edit]


Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *jīz, an early variation of Proto-Germanic *jūz, representing Proto-Indo-European *yūs. Cognate with Old Frisian , Old Saxon gi, Dutch gij, Old High German ir (German ihr), Old Norse ér (Swedish I, later ni), Gothic 𐌾𐌿𐍃 (jus). The Indo-European root is also the source of Albanian ju, Proto-Baltic *ju- (Lithuanian jūs), Tocharian A yas, Tocharian B yes.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ġē

  1. ye: nominative plural form of þū

Descendants[edit]

  • English: ye

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ego.

Pronoun[edit]

ge

  1. I

Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin illī.

Pronoun[edit]

ge

  1. to her, to it, or to him

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ge

  1. (dated) although

Synonyms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ge f (plural ges)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter G/g.

Pronoun[edit]

ge

  1. Obsolete form of se (as a dative pronoun).

Further reading[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apocopic form of giva, with umlaut, from Old Swedish giva, gæva, from Old Norse gefa, from Proto-Germanic *gebaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰab(ʰ)-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ge or giva

  1. to give
  2. (reflexive) to give up, to surrender, to quit

Usage notes[edit]

  • The older strong conjugation (giva, giver) is complete with present and past participles. The weak conjugation (ge, ger) does not provide acceptable forms for the past tense (*gedde) or participles (*geende, *gedd), but is now the preferred and dominating choice for other cases (ge, ger, gett).

Conjugation[edit]


Derived terms[edit]


Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ge (definite accusative geyi, plural geler)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter G/g.

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Turkmen[edit]

Noun[edit]

ge (definite accusative geni, plural geler)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter G/g.

See also[edit]