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Crimean GothicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *gāną.

VerbEdit

geen

  1. to go
    • 1562, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq:
      Geen. Ire.

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -eːn
  • IPA(key): /ɣeːn/
  • (Northern) IPA(key): [ɣeɪn], [xeɪn], [χeɪn]
  • (Southern) IPA(key): [ʝeːn], [xeːn]
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch negeen, ne gene, (also as engheen, en geen), from Old Dutch chein, ghein, nehein (not one; none). Compare German kein.

DeterminerEdit

geen

  1. no, not a, not an, not any
    Ik ben geen robot.
    I'm not a robot.
  2. none
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Dutch *gēn, from Proto-Germanic *jainaz. Compare German jener.

AdjectiveEdit

geen (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) yonder, far
    de gene zijde
    the far side
InflectionEdit

This word, when used at all, is usually preceded by a definite article or a demonstrative. Because of this, the uninflected form is very rare.

Inflection of geen
uninflected geen
inflected gene
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial
indefinite m./f. sing. gene
n. sing. geen
plural gene
definite gene
partitive
Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


WiradhuriEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Gamilaraay gii and Ngiyambaa kii.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

geen

  1. heart

ReferencesEdit

  • 1846, Horatio Hale, Ethnography and philology, Vol. VI of Reports of the United States Exploring Expedition, under the command of Charles Wilkes
    kīn or gīn heart
  • 1892, James Günther, Grammar and Vocabulary of the Aboriginal Dialect called the Wirradhuri, in John Fraser (ed.), An Australian Language
    Gin—the heart.
  • 1904, R. H. Mathews, The Wiradyuri and other languages of New South Wales, in The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 34
    Heart .... .... .... gêñ.