gen

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

gen

  1. gender
  2. general, generally
  3. generation
  4. genitive
  5. genus

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]

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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 1562052578, 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 0979795192, 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 0575117478:
      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 0981540309, 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 1600606628, 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.
Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Catalan Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ca

Noun[edit]

gen m (plural gens)

  1. gene

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gen m

  1. gene

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • gen in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • gen in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

gen n (singular definite genet, plural indefinite gener)

  1. (genetics) gene

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

gen

  1. imperative of genne

References[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gen n (plural genen)

  1. gene

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Preposition[edit]

gen

  1. (dated, literary, poetic) to; towards; in the direction of (a place)

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

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

gen

  1. rafsi of gerna.

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.

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]

References[edit]


Old English[edit]

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 Provençal[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

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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

Synonyms[edit]


Spanish[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

Related terms[edit]


Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English again

Adverb[edit]

gen

  1. again
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 2:21 (translation here):
      Orait God, Bikpela i mekim man i slip i dai tru. Na taim man i slip yet, God i kisim wanpela bun long banis bilong man na i pasim gen skin bilong dispela hap.
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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]

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