gen

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of general

Noun[edit]

gen (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly Britain, informal) information
  2. (fandom slang) Fanfiction that does not specifically focus on romance or sex.
Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

gen (plural gens)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Gen

Etymology 3[edit]

Shortened from generate

Verb[edit]

gen (third-person singular simple present gens, present participle genning, simple past and past participle genned)

  1. To generate using an automated process, especially a computer program.
    • 1991, Bruce H. Hunter & ‎Karen Bradford Hunter, UNIX Systems: Advanced Administration and Management Handbook:
      Defining the devices so that they will be genned during the sysgen and installation is the other half.
    • 1993, Debra R. Niedermiller-Chaffins & ‎Drew Heywood, Inside Novell NetWare, →ISBN, page 100:
      The older, genned files are difficult to keep up-to-date and are unsupported for some newer NICs.
    • 2010, Donald K. Burleson, Oracle Tuning: The Definitive Reference, →ISBN, page 1109:
      As the capacities of the large servers are exceeded, a new server is genned into the RAC cluster.
    • 2012, Robert Charles Wilson, Bios, →ISBN:
      The Turing factories on Isis's small moon had fallen short of productivity goals, though another two factory units had been genned.

Etymology 4[edit]

Shortened from genetic engineering

Verb[edit]

gen (third-person singular simple present gens, present participle genning, simple past and past participle genned)

  1. (science fiction) To genetically engineer.
    • 2008, Bart Dahmer, Primal Screams, →ISBN, page 36:
      Samples could be taken from the original, and plans could be made, but genning could not be initiated until death had occurred.
    • 2011, Karen Sandler, Tankborn, →ISBN, page 28:
      Her nurturer ears, genned to be hyper-sensitive, had to be hurting from the noise.

Etymology 5[edit]

Etymology unknown. Possibilities include:

Noun[edit]

gen (plural gens)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, slang) A shilling.
    • 1851, Mayhew, Henry, “Gambling of Costermongers”, in London Labour and the London Poor[1], volume 1, page 17:
      The betting also began to shift. "Sixpence Ned wins!" cried three or four; "Sixpence he loses!" answered another; "Done!" and up went the halfpence. "Half-a-crown Joe loses!"—"Here you are," answered Joe, but he lost again. "I'll try you a 'gen'" (shilling) said a coster; "And a 'rouf yenap'" (fourpence), added the other. "Say a 'exes'" (sixpence).—"Done!" and the betting continued, till the ground was spotted with silver and halfpence.
    • 1978, Ayers, Rose, The Street Sparrows:
      "Give me two gen, then, and take the whole bloody tol. I've walked me teef orf afore rouf this mornin', and wot 'ave I got? Two bloody yenneps! I ask yer."

Etymology 6[edit]

Clipping of generation.

Noun[edit]

gen (plural gens)

  1. (informal) A specific version of something in a chronological sequence.
    • 2004, Sally Bishai, “Courtship, Marriage and the Ubiquitous ‘Dating Thing’”, in Mid-East Meets West: On Being and Becoming a Modern Arab American, Lincoln, Neb.: iUniverse, →ISBN, page 57:
      For my fellow first-gens, get ready to hide a smirk, because your life story is likely hidden somewhere in this chapter. For the uninitiated—that is, the person who's never had a thing to do with the Arab way of doing things (namely dating)—I advise you to buckle up.
    • 2016, Dwight Lang, “Witnessing Social Class in the Academy”, in Allison L. Hurst and Sandi Kawecka Nenga, editors, Working in Class: Recognizing How Social Class Shapes Our Academic Work, Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, →ISBN, part 2 (Teaching), page 102:
      [] I witness firsthand the difficult "downstream" outcomes (Grusky 2014) of social class stratification in a university setting where approximately 3,400 undergraduates (13% of the undergraduate population) are first in their families to attend and/or graduate from college (first-gens). Most of these students are low income and nearly 1,200 first-gens have grown up in poverty.
    • 2017, Temple Fennell, “SCIE: Sustainable Cycle of Investing Engagement”, in Kirby Rosplock, The Complete Direct Investing Handbook: A Guide for Family Offices, Qualified Purchasers, and Accredited Investors (Bloomberg Financial Series), Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, →ISBN, page 242:
      The Family Values and Framing Strategy steps address soft issues as what is the purpose of the new investment strategy, is there a desire to engage and train the next generation (Next Gens), and is there building buy-in and engagement across the family members important to strengthen family unity.
Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Catalan Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ca

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gen m (plural gens)

  1. gene

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡɛn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛn

Noun[edit]

gen m

  1. gene

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From German Gen, from Ancient Greek γενεά (geneá, generation, descent), from the aorist infinitive of γίγνομαι (gígnomai, I come into being). Coined by the Danish biologist Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen in a German-language publication.

Noun[edit]

gen n (singular definite genet, plural indefinite gener)

  1. (genetics) gene
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

gen

  1. imperative of genne

References[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Gen, from Ancient Greek γενεά (geneá, generation, descent), from the aorist infinitive of γίγνομαι (gígnomai, I come into being). Coined by the Danish biologist Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen in a German-language publication.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gen n (plural genen)

  1. gene

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German gēn, gein, from gegen with elision of intervocalic -g- (compare Getreide, Maid). Doublet of German gegen (against).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡeːn/, /ɡɛn/
  • Homophones: gehn, Gen (according to the first pronunciation)

Preposition[edit]

gen

  1. (literary, somewhat dated) in the direction; to; towards (a place or time)
    gen Nordento the north, northwards
    gen Abendtowards the evening, in the late afternoon

Synonyms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • gen in Duden online

Haitian Creole[edit]

Verb[edit]

gen

  1. Contraction of genyen.

Japanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

gen

  1. Rōmaji transcription of げん
  2. Rōmaji transcription of ゲン

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

gen

  1. Nonstandard spelling of gēn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of gén.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of gěn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of gèn.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle English[edit]

Preposition[edit]

gen

  1. Alternative form of gain (against)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Noun[edit]

gen n (definite singular genet, indefinite plural gen or gener, definite plural gena or genene)

gen m (definite singular genen, indefinite plural gener, definite plural genene)

  1. (biology) a gene

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Noun[edit]

gen m, n (definite singular genen or genet, indefinite plural genar or gen, definite plural genane or gena)

  1. (biology) a gene

Inflection[edit]

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ju.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ġēn

  1. still, yet
  2. again, further

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

gen n, f

  1. smile, laugh
  2. sport, levity
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

gen m

  1. fondness, liking, favour
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Etymology 3[edit]

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Noun[edit]

gen f

  1. woman, girl
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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Etymology 4[edit]

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Noun[edit]

gen f

  1. sword
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Mutation[edit]

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

Old Occitan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gen m (feminine singular genta, masculine plural gens, feminine plural gentas)

  1. attractive; pleasing; nice; fair; pleasant
    • 12th century, Bernard de Ventadour(Wikisource)
      Lo gens tems de pascor
      The pleasant time of Easter

References[edit]


Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gen m inan

  1. gene

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • gen in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin genus.

Noun[edit]

gen n (plural genuri)

  1. gender
  2. type, sort, kind
  3. way, style, manner
  4. (biological category) genus, species, family

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gen m (plural genes)

  1. gene

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gen c

  1. gene

Declension[edit]

Declension of gen 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative gen genen gener generna
Genitive gens genens geners genernas

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English again

Adverb[edit]

gen

  1. again
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, in Tok Pisin), Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 2:21, in Tok Pisin), :
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Turkish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gen (comparative daha gen, superlative en gen)

  1. (obsolete) wide

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

gen (definite accusative geni, plural genler)

  1. (colloquial) A field that wasn't plowed for several years.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French gene.

Noun[edit]

gen (definite accusative geni, plural genler)

  1. (biology) gene
Declension[edit]
Inflection
Nominative gen
Definite accusative geni
Singular Plural
Nominative gen genler
Definite accusative geni genleri
Dative gene genlere
Locative gende genlerde
Ablative genden genlerden
Genitive genin genlerin
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular genim genlerim
2nd singular genin genlerin
3rd singular geni genleri
1st plural genimiz genlerimiz
2nd plural geniniz genleriniz
3rd plural genleri genleri

Vietnamese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gen

  1. gene

Vurës[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gen

  1. to eat

Welsh[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

gen

  1. first-person singular of gan
  2. second-person singular of gan

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *iēniperus, from Latin iūniperus. Cognate with Icelandic einir, Faroese eini(ber), Danish ene, Swedish en, Norwegian eine.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gen m

  1. juniper
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Zhuang[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *qeːnᴬ (arm). Cognate with Thai แขน (kɛ̌ɛn), Northern Thai ᨡᩯ᩠ᨶ, Lao ແຂນ (khǣn), ᦶᦃᧃ (ẋaen), Shan ၶႅၼ် (khǎen).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /keːn˨˦/
  • Tone numbers: gen1
  • Hyphenation: gen

Noun[edit]

gen (old orthography gen)

  1. (anatomy) arm