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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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), from Hebrew חֵן‎.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gein m (uncountable, diminutive geintje n)

  1. (informal) fun, pleasure, joke

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡei̯n/, [ˈɡe̞i̯n]
  • Rhymes: -ein
  • Syllabification: gein

Noun[edit]

gein

  1. Instructive plural form of gee.

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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)

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *genan, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁-.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gein n (genitive gene, nominative plural gene)

  1. verbal noun of gainithir
  2. birth
  3. (Christianity) the Nativity
  4. someone who was born

Inflection[edit]

Neuter n-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative geinN geinN geinenL
Vocative geinN geinN geinenL
Accusative geinN geinN geinenL
Genitive geine geinenN geinenN
Dative geinimL geinenaib geinenaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
gein gein
pronounced with /ɣ(ʲ)-/
ngein
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) , “*gan-yo-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, pages 150-151

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

gein (nominative plural geins)

  1. gin

Declension[edit]