ginn

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ginn ‎(plural ginns)

  1. Alternative spelling of jinn
    • (Can we date this quote?), The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. (1810-1897), Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1[1]:
      AZA'ZEL, one of the ginn or jinn, all of whom were made of "smokeless fire," that is, the fire of the Simoom.
    • 1886, Andrew Lang, In the Wrong Paradise[2]:
      There also were the "maids of modest glances," previously indifferent to the wooing "of man or ginn."
    • (Can we date this quote?), Sax Rohmer (1883-1959), The Quest of the Sacred Slipper[3]:
      I accordingly assumed Hassan to be a myth--a first cousin to the ginn.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ginn

  1. Eye dialect spelling of given.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Charles Reade (1814-1884) and Dion Boucicault (1820-1890), Foul Play[4]:
      You ginn it us hot--you did.
    • 1912, Lawrence J. Burpee, Humour of the North[5]:
      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.

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *gebaną.

Verb[edit]

ginn ‎(third-person singular present gëtt, preterite gouf or guff, past participle ginn, past subjunctive géif or giff, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. (transitive) to give
  2. (intransitive) to become
  3. (auxiliary) Used with the past participle of a transitive verb to form the passive voice.
  4. (auxiliary) Used with the past participle of any verb to form the impersonal passive voice.
Conjugation[edit]

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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

ginn

  1. inflection of goen:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. first-person and third-person plural present indicative