gemeen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch gemêen, from Old Dutch *gimēni, from Proto-Germanic *gamainiz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɣəˈmeːn/
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  • Hyphenation: ge‧meen
  • Rhymes: -eːn

Adjective[edit]

gemeen (comparative gemener, superlative gemeenst)

  1. mean, hurtful
  2. intense, extreme
  3. (somewhat dated outside set phrases) common, shared, communal

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of gemeen
uninflected gemeen
inflected gemene
comparative gemener
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial gemeen gemener het gemeenst
het gemeenste
indefinite m./f. sing. gemene gemenere gemeenste
n. sing. gemeen gemener gemeenste
plural gemene gemenere gemeenste
definite gemene gemenere gemeenste
partitive gemeens gemeners

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: gemeen

Adverb[edit]

gemeen

  1. in common

Noun[edit]

gemeen n (uncountable)

  1. (often derogatory) common people, plebs

Anagrams[edit]


Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian gemēne, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *gamainiz. Compare German gemein; Dutch gemeen; English mean.

Adjective[edit]

gemeen

  1. common
  2. vulgar; mean