Gesinde

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German gasindi, gisindi, gisindo, a neuter collective to the masculine gasint (archaic modern German Gesind m) "wayfellow, fellow traveller; follower". Middle High German gesinde.

Cognate with Old English gesîðð, gesiþ and Old Saxon gisîði, from a Proto-Germanic *ga-senþ-ja-, from the root *senþ-, sinþ- "to go, travel; seek, aim", Proto-Indo-European *sent- (to head for, go). More at siþ, *sandijaną.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Gesinde n (genitive Gesindes, plural Gesinde)

  1. (archaic) hands, farmhands, (domestic) servants, domestics, the menial staff

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • Deputatgesinde
  • Gesindedienst
  • Gesindehaus
  • Gesindel
  • Gesindeordnung
  • Gesindestube
  • Hausgesinde
  • Hofgesinde
Last modified on 6 February 2014, at 15:32