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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German gemein, from Old High German gimeini, from Proto-Germanic *gamainiz. Cognate with Old English gemǣne, English mean, Dutch gemeen, Swedish gemen and Norwegian gemen.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡəˈmaɪ̯n/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪ̯n

AdjectiveEdit

gemein (comparative gemeiner, superlative am gemeinsten)

  1. mean
  2. common

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (1989), Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 22nd edition, →ISBN

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