Hebrew edit

ג־נ־ן (g-n-n)

Etymology 1 edit

Probably a nominal from the same root as the Ancient Hebrew verb גָּנַן (to defend, to protect), and so having the etymological sense of "a protected thing". Compare Arabic جَنَّة (janna).

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גַּן (ganm (plural indefinite גַּנִּים, singular construct גַּן־, plural construct גַּנֵּי־) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. a garden
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Etymology 2 edit

From German Gen. Accepted by the Academy of the Hebrew Language for similarity to the root ג־נ־ן (g-n-n), which forms words relating to gardening and kindergartens. The German term was coined by Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen from Ancient Greek γενεά (geneá, generation, descent) from the aorist infinitive of γίγνομαι (gígnomai, I come into being).

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גֶּן (genm (plural indefinite גֶּנִים, singular construct גֶּן־)

  1. (genetics) a gene

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From Hebrew גַּן.

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גן (ganm, plural גנים (ganem)

  1. (especially in Judaic contexts) garden

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