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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German gesinde, from Old High German gasindi, gisindi, gisindo, from Proto-Germanic *gasinþiją, from the root *senþ-, sinþ- "to go, travel; seek, aim", from Proto-Indo-European *sent- (to head for, go). More at sīþ, *sandijaną. A neuter collective to the masculine gasint (archaic modern German Gesind (wayfellow, fellow traveller; follower).

Cognate with Old English ġesīþ, Old Saxon gisîthi, Dutch gezin.

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Gesinde n (genitive Gesindes, plural Gesinde)

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

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