gent

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Short for gentleman.

Noun[edit]

gent (plural gents)

  1. (colloquial) A gentleman.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French gent, ultimately from Latin genitum (born).

Adjective[edit]

gent (comparative more gent, superlative most gent)

  1. (obsolete) Noble; well-bred, courteous; graceful.
    • Chaucer
      A knight [who] was fair and gent.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.ix:
      He lou'd, as was his lot, a Ladie gent, / That him againe lou'd in the least degree [...].
  2. (obsolete) neat; pretty; elegant
    • Spenser
      Her body gent and small.

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Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gent f (uncountable)

  1. people, folk

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin gentis, plural of gens.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gent f (plural gents or gens)

  1. (obsolete) people, nation
  2. (obsolete) tribe
  3. company, those who are in accompaniment

Adjective[edit]

gent (feminine singular gente, masculine plural gents, feminine plural gentes)

  1. (obsolete or humorous) nice, pleasant, or noble, speaking of a person or thing

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

gent ?

  1. Ghent (a city)

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Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • ghent”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin gens

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gent f (oblique plural genz or gentz, nominative singular gent, nominative plural genz or gentz)

  1. population; people
    la Franceise gent - the French people

Adjective[edit]

gent m (oblique and nominative feminine singular gente)

  1. fair; beautiful

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Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gent

  1. absolute indefinite neuter form of gen.