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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Short for gentleman.

NounEdit

gent (plural gents)

  1. (colloquial) A gentleman.
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French gent, ultimately from Latin genitum (born).

AdjectiveEdit

gent (comparative more gent, superlative most gent)

  1. (obsolete) Noble; well-bred, courteous; graceful.
    • (Can we date this quote by Chaucer and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      A knight [who] was fair and gent.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.ix:
      He lou'd, as was his lot, a Ladie gent, / That him againe lou'd in the least degree [...].
  2. (obsolete) neat; pretty; elegant
    • (Can we date this quote by Spenser and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Her body gent and small.

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

gent (uncountable)

  1. (medicine, colloquial) Short for gentamicin.

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Latin gentem, accusative of gēns, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁tis.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gent f (uncountable)

  1. people, folk

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French gent, from Latin gens, gentem. Cf. gens.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gent f (plural gents or gens)

  1. (obsolete) people, nation
  2. (obsolete) tribe
  3. company, those who are in accompaniment

AdjectiveEdit

gent (feminine singular gente, masculine plural gents, feminine plural gentes)

  1. (obsolete or humorous) nice, pleasant, or noble, speaking of a person or thing

Further readingEdit


Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

gent ?

  1. Ghent (a city)

InflectionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: Gent

Further readingEdit

  • ghent”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French gentis or gentem, from gens.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gent f (oblique plural genz or gentz, nominative singular gent, nominative plural genz or gentz)

  1. population; people
    la Franceise gent - the French people

DescendantsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

gent m (oblique and nominative feminine singular gente)

  1. fair; beautiful

DeclensionEdit


SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

gent

  1. absolute indefinite neuter form of gen.