See also: Gemeen

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch gemêen, from Old Dutch *gimēni, from Proto-Germanic *gamainiz.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɣəˈmeːn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ge‧meen
  • Rhymes: -eːn

AdjectiveEdit

gemeen (comparative gemener, superlative gemeenst)

  1. mean, hurtful
  2. intense, extreme
  3. (somewhat dated outside set phrases) common, shared, communal

InflectionEdit

Inflection of gemeen
uninflected gemeen
inflected gemene
comparative gemener
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial gemeen gemener het gemeenst
het gemeenste
indefinite m./f. sing. gemene gemenere gemeenste
n. sing. gemeen gemener gemeenste
plural gemene gemenere gemeenste
definite gemene gemenere gemeenste
partitive gemeens gemeners

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: gemeen

AdverbEdit

gemeen

  1. in common

NounEdit

gemeen n (uncountable)

  1. (often derogatory) common people, plebs

AnagramsEdit


Saterland FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian gemēne, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *gamainiz. Compare German gemein; Dutch gemeen; English mean.

AdjectiveEdit

gemeen

  1. common
  2. vulgar; mean