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 bædthe virgins begged for intercourse. (Codex Exoniensis)
  2. companionship, community, society
    Engla gemanathe society of angels