gi-

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Ojibwe[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Prefix[edit]

gi-

  1. A prefix denoting the second person

Usage notes[edit]

gi- is the unmarked form, and appears before stems that begin with a consonant.

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Old Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *ga-, from Proto-Germanic *ga-, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm.

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]

  • Middle Dutch: ghe-, ge-, (West-Flanders) i-, y-

Old High German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *ga-, from Proto-Germanic *ga-, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm.

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.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle High German: ge-
    • Alemannic German: g- or ge- (euphonic)
    • German: ge-
    • Luxembourgish: ge-
    • Vilamovian: gy-
    • Yiddish: גע־(ge-)

Old Saxon[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *ga-, from Proto-Germanic *ga-, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm.

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)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Low German: ge-

Phuthi[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *ngi-.

Prefix[edit]

gi-

  1. I; first-person singular subject concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *ngí-.

Prefix[edit]

gi-

  1. me; first-person singular object concord.