gêne

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French gehenne, from Old French gehine ‎(punishment resulting from admission of guilt), from gehir ‎(to admit, confess, acknowledge), from Frankish *jehhjan ‎(to say, confess), from Proto-Germanic *jehaną ‎(to affirm, say), from Proto-Indo-European *yek- ‎(to speak).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gêne f ‎(plural gênes)

  1. embarrassment
  2. discomfort, inconvenience

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

gêne

  1. first-person singular present indicative of gêner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of gêner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of gêner
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of gêner
  5. second-person singular imperative of gêner

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