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EtymologyEdit

From Latin germen (germ, seed).

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germen (plural germens or germina)

  1. (biology) The basic form of an organism; the seed or germ.

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁mn̥ (offspring”, “seed), from the root *ǵenh₁- (to beget”, “to give birth).[1] Equivalent to gignō (I beget) +‎ -men (noun-forming suffix). Confer with genimen.

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germen n (genitive germinis); third declension

  1. shoot, sprout, bud
  2. germ, seed, origin
  3. embryo, fetus

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Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative germen germina
Genitive germinis germinum
Dative germinī germinibus
Accusative germen germina
Ablative germine germinibus
Vocative germen germina

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  1. ^ “gens”; in: Jacqueline Picoche, Jean-Claude Rolland, Dictionnaire étymologique du français, Paris 2009, Dictionnaires Le Robert, →ISBN

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin germen.

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germen m (plural germeni)

  1. embryo
    Synonym: embrion
  2. (biology) seed, germ (small mass of cells from which an organism grows)
  3. germ
    Synonym: microb
  4. principle, element, component
    Synonyms: principiu, element

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin germen (germ, seed).

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germen m (plural gérmenes)

  1. germen
  2. microbe, microorganism