gegen

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See also: gegen-

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German gegen, from Old High German gagan, from Proto-Germanic *gagin. Compare Icelandic gegn, Dutch tegen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡe.ɡən/, [ˈɡeː.ɡn̩], [ˈɡeː.ɡŋ̍]
  • (file)

Preposition[edit]

gegen (+ accusative)

  1. against

Usage notes[edit]

  • Like in Middle High German, gegen was also used with the dative in older times, especially in Upper German. Compare entgegen, which is still used with the dative.

Synonyms[edit]


Middle High German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German gagan, Old High German gagen, Old High German gegin.

Preposition[edit]

gegen (+ dative, sometimes + accusative)

  1. against