gering

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  • Rhymes: -ɪŋ

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gering (comparative geringer, superlative geringst)

  1. (quantity) little
  2. (people or matters) insignificant, trivial

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of gering
uninflected gering
inflected geringe
comparative geringer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial gering geringer het geringst
het geringste
indefinite m./f. sing. geringe geringere geringste
n. sing. gering geringer geringste
plural geringe geringere geringste
definite geringe geringere geringste
partitive gerings geringers

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  • Negerhollands: gering

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German geringe, from Old High German giringi, ringi (low, plain, simple, light, easy), from Proto-Germanic *ringwaz (small, light, quick), of uncertain origin. Cognate with Yiddish גרינג(gring, light, easy).

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gering (comparative geringer, superlative am geringsten)

  1. little, low
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 30/2010, page 57:
      Zwar ist der Anteil der Frauen in Betriebsratsämtern mit knapp 25 Prozent noch vergleichsweise gering, aber er wächst.
      It is true that the portion of women in works council positions is still comparatively low with 25 percent, but it is growing.

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Malay[edit]

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gering (Jawi spelling ݢريڠ‎)

  1. (Palace Malay) sick.

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