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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German gēgenēre, which is derived from a verb gēgenen (to face, encounter). Compare German begegnen. Ultimately pertaining to gegen (against). Cognate to Dutch jegener (opponent).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡeːɡnɐ/ (official standard)
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  • IPA(key): /ˈɡeːknɐ/ (most common in practice)
  • IPA(key): /ˈɡeːçnɐ/ (northern and central Germany; chiefly colloquial)
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NounEdit

Gegner m (genitive Gegners, plural Gegner, feminine Gegnerin)

  1. adversary, opponent

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