See also: gegen-

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German gegen, from Old High German gagan, from Proto-Germanic *gagin. Cognate with Dutch tegen, English against, Icelandic gegn.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡe.ɡən/, [ˈɡeː.ɡn̩], [ˈɡeː.ɡŋ̍]
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PrepositionEdit

gegen (+ accusative)

  1. against
    Der Erklärung der Vereinten Nationen über die Beseitigung der Gewalt gegen Frauen.
    The United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Usage notesEdit

  • Like its Middle High German predecessor, gegen was formerly also used with the dative, especially by Upper German writers. Compare entgegen, which still takes dative.

SynonymsEdit


Middle High GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German gagan, Old High German gagen, Old High German gegin.

PrepositionEdit

gegen (+ dative, sometimes + accusative)

  1. against