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-

Derived terms[edit]