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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.
    • Chaucer
      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
    • Spenser
      Her body gent and small.

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CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gent f (uncountable)

  1. people, folk

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin gentis, plural of 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

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

gent ?

  1. Ghent (a city)

InflectionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • ghent”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin 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

AdjectiveEdit

gent m (oblique and nominative feminine singular gente)

  1. fair; beautiful

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SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

gent

  1. absolute indefinite neuter form of gen.