geen

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Crimean Gothic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *gāną.

Verb[edit]

geen

  1. to go
    • 1562, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq:
      Geen. Ire.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -eːn
  • IPA(key): /ɣeːn/
  • (Northern) IPA(key): [ɣeɪn], [xeɪn], [χeɪn]
  • (Southern) IPA(key): [ʝeːn], [xeːn]
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

Determiner[edit]

geen

  1. no, not any
  2. none

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Dutch *gēn, from Proto-Germanic *jainaz. Compare German jener.

Adjective[edit]

geen (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) yonder, far
    de gene zijde
    the far side

Declension[edit]

This word, when used at all, is usually preceded by a definite article or a demonstrative. Because of this, the uninflected form is very rare.

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Wiradhuri[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Gamilaraay gii and Ngiyambaa kii.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

geen

  1. heart

References[edit]

  • 1846, Horatio Hale, Ethnography and philology, Vol. VI of Reports of the United States Exploring Expedition, under the command of Charles Wilkes
    kīn or gīn heart
  • 1892, James Günther, Grammar and Vocabulary of the Aboriginal Dialect called the Wirradhuri, in John Fraser (ed.), An Australian Language
    Gin—the heart.
  • 1904, R. H. Mathews, The Wiradyuri and other languages of New South Wales, in The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 34
    Heart .... .... .... gêñ.