gentile

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin gentīlis ‎(pagan, foreign), from gēns ‎(clan, tribe) + adjective suffix -ilis. See also gens, gender, genus, generation.

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Adjective[edit]

gentile ‎(not comparable)

  1. Non-Jewish.
  2. Heathen, pagan.
  3. Tribal, national.
  4. Of or pertaining to gens or gentes.

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Noun[edit]

gentile ‎(plural gentiles)

  1. A non-Jewish person.
  2. (grammar) A noun derived from a proper noun which denotes a belonging to or coming from a particular nation, country or city.
    • 1956, Herbert Weir Smyth & Gordon M. Messing, Greek Grammar, Cambridge, Havard University Press, p.233:
      Gentiles are denominative nouns denoting belonging to or coming from a particular country, nation, or city. Gentiles are formed from proper nouns by secondary suffixes.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin gentīlis.

Adjective[edit]

gentile m, f ‎(masculine and feminine plural gentili)

  1. kind, courteous
  2. gentle
  3. lovely

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Noun[edit]

gentile m ‎(plural gentili)

  1. Gentile

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gentīle

  1. nominative neuter singular of gentīlis
  2. accusative neuter singular of gentīlis
  3. vocative neuter singular of gentīlis

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gentile

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of gentil.