gein

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek γήινος (gḗinos, of earth) from γῆ (, earth).

Noun[edit]

gein (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry) humin

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for gein in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Yiddish חן (kheyn, grace, charm).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯n

Noun[edit]

gein m (uncountable, diminutive geintje n)

  1. (informal) fun, pleasure, joke

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Icelandic[edit]

Verb[edit]

gein

  1. first-person singular past indicative of gína
  2. third-person singular past indicative of gína

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse gegn.

Adjective[edit]

gein

  1. Alternative form of gayn (direct, fast, good, helpful)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse gagn.

Noun[edit]

gein

  1. Alternative form of gayn (gain, reward, advantage)

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old English ġeġn.

Preposition[edit]

gein

  1. Alternative form of gain (against)

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

gein (plural geins)

  1. gin

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