gi-

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Old Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ga-, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm. Cognate with Old Saxon gi-, ge-, Old Frisian ge-, e-, Old High German ga-, gi-, Old English ġe-, Gothic 𐌲𐌰- ‎(ga-).

Prefix[edit]

gi-

  1. Used for forming the past participle.
  2. Forms perfective verbs from other verbs with a sense of completeness, or simply as an intensifier.
  3. Forms collective nouns.

Descendants[edit]


Old Saxon[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ga-, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm. Cognate with Old Dutch gi-, ge-, Old English ġe-, Old Frisian ge-, e-, Old High German ga-, gi-, Gothic 𐌲𐌰- ‎(ga-).

Prefix[edit]

gi-

  1. Used for forming the past participle.
    giboran ‎(born)
    gifundan ‎(found)
    gihētan ‎(called)
    githāht ‎(thought)
    gialdrod ‎(aged)
  2. Forms perfective verbs from other verbs with a sense of completeness, or simply as an intensifier.
    gidōmian ‎(to doom)
    gibrengian ‎(to accomplish)
    gidēlian ‎(to distribute)
    gifāhan ‎(to catch)
    gifremmian ‎(to accomplish)
    gifregnan ‎(to experience)
    gifullian ‎(to fulfill)
    gigarwian ‎(to prepare)
    gigirnian ‎(to acquire)
    gihaldan ‎(to keep)
    gihalon ‎(to acquire)
    gihētan ‎(to promise)
    gihuggian ‎(to remember)
    gimanagfaldon ‎(to multiply)
  3. Forms collective nouns.
    gibrōthar ‎(brothers)
    giswestar ‎(siblings)
    gibūr ‎(neighbour)

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Low German: ge-

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