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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of general

NounEdit

gen (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly Britain, informal) information
  2. (fandom slang) Fanfiction that does not specifically focus on romance or sex.
SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

gen (plural gens)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Gen

Etymology 3Edit

Shortened from generate

VerbEdit

gen (third-person singular simple present gens, present participle genning, simple past and past participle genned)

  1. To generate using an automated process, especially a computer program.
    • 1991, Bruce H. Hunter & ‎Karen Bradford Hunter, UNIX Systems: Advanced Administration and Management Handbook:
      Defining the devices so that they will be genned during the sysgen and installation is the other half.
    • 1993, Debra R. Niedermiller-Chaffins & ‎Drew Heywood, Inside Novell NetWare, →ISBN, page 100:
      The older, genned files are difficult to keep up-to-date and are unsupported for some newer NICs.
    • 2010, Donald K. Burleson, Oracle Tuning: The Definitive Reference, →ISBN, page 1109:
      As the capacities of the large servers are exceeded, a new server is genned into the RAC cluster.
    • 2012, Robert Charles Wilson, Bios, →ISBN:
      The Turing factories on Isis's small moon had fallen short of productivity goals, though another two factory units had been genned.

Etymology 4Edit

Shortened from genetic engineering

VerbEdit

gen (third-person singular simple present gens, present participle genning, simple past and past participle genned)

  1. (science fiction) To genetically engineer.
    • 2008, Bart Dahmer, Primal Screams, →ISBN, page 36:
      Samples could be taken from the original, and plans could be made, but genning could not be initiated until death had occurred.
    • 2011, Karen Sandler, Tankborn, →ISBN, page 28:
      Her nurturer ears, genned to be hyper-sensitive, had to be hurting from the noise.

Etymology 5Edit

Etymology unknown. Possibilities include:

NounEdit

gen (plural gens)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, slang) A shilling.
    • 1851, Mayhew, Henry, “Gambling of Costermongers”, in London Labour and the London Poor[1], volume 1, page 17:
      The betting also began to shift. "Sixpence Ned wins!" cried three or four; "Sixpence he loses!" answered another; "Done!" and up went the halfpence. "Half-a-crown Joe loses!"—"Here you are," answered Joe, but he lost again. "I'll try you a 'gen'" (shilling) said a coster; "And a 'rouf yenap'" (fourpence), added the other. "Say a 'exes'" (sixpence).—"Done!" and the betting continued, till the ground was spotted with silver and halfpence.
    • 1978, Ayers, Rose, The Street Sparrows:
      "Give me two gen, then, and take the whole bloody tol. I've walked me teef orf afore rouf this mornin', and wot 'ave I got? Two bloody yenneps! I ask yer."

Etymology 6Edit

Clipping of generation.

NounEdit

gen (plural gens)

  1. (informal) A specific version of something in a chronological sequence.
    • 2004, Sally Bishai, “Courtship, Marriage and the Ubiquitous ‘Dating Thing’”, in Mid-East Meets West: On Being and Becoming a Modern Arab American, Lincoln, Neb.: iUniverse, →ISBN, page 57:
      For my fellow first-gens, get ready to hide a smirk, because your life story is likely hidden somewhere in this chapter. For the uninitiated—that is, the person who's never had a thing to do with the Arab way of doing things (namely dating)—I advise you to buckle up.
    • 2016, Dwight Lang, “Witnessing Social Class in the Academy”, in Allison L. Hurst and Sandi Kawecka Nenga, editors, Working in Class: Recognizing How Social Class Shapes Our Academic Work, Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, →ISBN, part 2 (Teaching), page 102:
      [] I witness firsthand the difficult "downstream" outcomes (Grusky 2014) of social class stratification in a university setting where approximately 3,400 undergraduates (13% of the undergraduate population) are first in their families to attend and/or graduate from college (first-gens). Most of these students are low income and nearly 1,200 first-gens have grown up in poverty.
    • 2017, Temple Fennell, “SCIE: Sustainable Cycle of Investing Engagement”, in Kirby Rosplock, The Complete Direct Investing Handbook: A Guide for Family Offices, Qualified Purchasers, and Accredited Investors (Bloomberg Financial Series), Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, →ISBN, page 242:
      The Family Values and Framing Strategy steps address soft issues as what is the purpose of the new investment strategy, is there a desire to engage and train the next generation (Next Gens), and is there building buy-in and engagement across the family members important to strengthen family unity.
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CatalanEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gen m (plural gens)

  1. gene

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CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡɛn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛn

NounEdit

gen m

  1. gene

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • gen in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • gen in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

DanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From German Gen, from Ancient Greek γενεά (geneá, generation, descent), from the aorist infinitive of γίγνομαι (gígnomai, I come into being). Coined by the Danish biologist Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen in a German-language publication.

NounEdit

gen n (singular definite genet, plural indefinite gener)

  1. (genetics) gene
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

gen

  1. imperative of genne

ReferencesEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Gen, from Ancient Greek γενεά (geneá, generation, descent), from the aorist infinitive of γίγνομαι (gígnomai, I come into being). Coined by the Danish biologist Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen in a German-language publication.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gen n (plural genen)

  1. gene

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German gēn, gein, from gegen with elision of intervocalic -g- (compare Getreide, Maid). Doublet of German gegen (against).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡeːn/, /ɡɛn/
  • Homophones: gehn, Gen (according to the first pronunciation)

PrepositionEdit

gen

  1. (literary, somewhat dated) in the direction; to; towards (a place or time)
    gen Nordento the north, northwards
    gen Abendtowards the evening, in the late afternoon

SynonymsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • gen in Duden online

Haitian CreoleEdit

VerbEdit

gen

  1. Contraction of genyen.

JapaneseEdit

NounEdit

gen

  1. Rōmaji transcription of げん
  2. Rōmaji transcription of ゲン

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

gen

  1. Nonstandard spelling of gēn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of gén.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of gěn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of gèn.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle EnglishEdit

PrepositionEdit

gen

  1. Alternative form of gain (against)

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

NounEdit

gen n (definite singular genet, indefinite plural gen or gener, definite plural gena or genene)

gen m (definite singular genen, indefinite plural gener, definite plural genene)

  1. (biology) a gene

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

NounEdit

gen m, n (definite singular genen or genet, indefinite plural genar or gen, definite plural genane or gena)

  1. (biology) a gene

InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *ju.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

ġēn

  1. still, yet
  2. again, further

Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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NounEdit

gen n, f

  1. smile, laugh
  2. sport, levity
InflectionEdit

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Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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NounEdit

gen m

  1. fondness, liking, favour
InflectionEdit

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Etymology 3Edit

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NounEdit

gen f

  1. woman, girl
InflectionEdit

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See alsoEdit

Etymology 4Edit

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NounEdit

gen f

  1. sword
InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
gen gen
pronounced with /ɣ(ʲ)-/
ngen
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old OccitanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

gen m (feminine singular genta, masculine plural gens, feminine plural gentas)

  1. attractive; pleasing; nice; fair; pleasant
    • 12th century, Bernard de Ventadour(Wikisource)
      Lo gens tems de pascor
      The pleasant time of Easter

ReferencesEdit


PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gen m inan

  1. gene

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • gen in Polish dictionaries at PWN

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin genus.

NounEdit

gen n (plural genuri)

  1. gender
  2. type, sort, kind
  3. way, style, manner
  4. (biological category) genus, species, family

SynonymsEdit


SpanishEdit

NounEdit

gen m (plural genes)

  1. gene

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gen c

  1. gene

DeclensionEdit

Declension of gen 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative gen genen gener generna
Genitive gens genens geners genernas

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Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English again

AdverbEdit

gen

  1. again
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 2:21:
This entry has fewer than three known examples of actual usage, the minimum considered necessary for clear attestation, and may not be reliable. Tok Pisin is subject to a special exemption for languages with limited documentation. If you speak it, please consider editing this entry or adding citations. See also Help and the Community Portal.

TurkishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

gen (comparative daha gen, superlative en gen)

  1. (obsolete) wide

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

gen (definite accusative geni, plural genler)

  1. (colloquial) A field that wasn't plowed for several years.

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from French gene.

NounEdit

gen (definite accusative geni, plural genler)

  1. (biology) gene
DeclensionEdit
Inflection
Nominative gen
Definite accusative geni
Singular Plural
Nominative gen genler
Definite accusative geni genleri
Dative gene genlere
Locative gende genlerde
Ablative genden genlerden
Genitive genin genlerin
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular genim genlerim
2nd singular genin genlerin
3rd singular geni genleri
1st plural genimiz genlerimiz
2nd plural geniniz genleriniz
3rd plural genleri genleri

VietnameseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gen

  1. gene

VurësEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

gen

  1. to eat

WelshEdit

WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *iēniperus, from Latin iūniperus. Cognate with Icelandic einir, Faroese eini(ber), Danish ene, Swedish en, Norwegian eine.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gen m

  1. juniper
Derived termsEdit

ZhuangEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *qeːnᴬ (arm). Cognate with Thai แขน (kɛ̌ɛn), Northern Thai ᨡᩯ᩠ᨶ, Lao ແຂນ (khǣn), ᦶᦃᧃ (ẋaen), Shan ၶႅၼ် (khǎen).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /keːn˨˦/
  • Tone numbers: gen1
  • Hyphenation: gen

NounEdit

gen (old orthography gen)

  1. (anatomy) arm