gennem

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gegnum, dative of the adjective gegn (right, fitting), derived from the preposition gegn (against), from Proto-Germanic *gagin (towards). Compare also Danish igen, English again, against, German gegen, entgegen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /(i)ɡɛnˀəm/, [ɡ̊ɛmˀm̩], [iɡ̊ɛmˀm̩]

Preposition[edit]

(i)gennem

  1. through (in space, from one side to the other)
  2. through (in space, from the outside, through an opening or through a barrier)
  3. through, during (in time, from the beginning to the end)
  4. by means of, through, by (using as an instrument)

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