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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

A substantive variant of the Germanic root of ġemǣne.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ġemāna m

  1. intercourse, whether social or sexual
    Ðysse fæmnan gemanan bæd: the virgins begged for intercourse. (Codex Exoniensis)
  2. companionship, community, society
    Engla gemana: the society of angels
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