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- 3 Luxembourgish
ginn (plural ginns)
- Alternative spelling of
- 1886, Andrew Lang, In the Wrong Paradise:
- There also were the "maids of modest glances," previously indifferent to the wooing "of man or ginn."
- Nonstandard form of given.
- 1912, Lawrence J. Burpee, Humour of the North:
- Well, the doctor axed me to vote for his son, and I just up and told him I would, only my relation was candidating also; but ginn him my hand and promise I would be neuter.
From Middle Irish gend (“wedge”), from Proto-Celtic *gendis (“wedge”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰed- (“to take, seize”). Cognate with Welsh gaing (“chisel, wedge”), Breton genn (“wedge”) within Celtic and more distantly with Latin (pre)hendō and Ancient Greek χανδάνω (khandánō).
- (Cois Fharraige) Synonym of
Forms with the definite article
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every|
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*gendV-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 157
- ^ Tomás de Bhaldraithe, 1977, Gaeilge Chois Fhairrge: An Deilbhíocht, 2nd edition, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, section 24.
- “ginn” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
- “genn” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
- "ginn" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
- (transitive) to give
- (intransitive, auxiliary verb sinn) to become
- (impersonal, transitive) there be, there is, there are; Used to indicate that something exists or is present
- (auxiliary) Used with the past participle of a transitive verb to form the passive voice.
- (auxiliary) Used with the past participle of any verb to form the impersonal passive voice.