OjibweEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PrefixEdit

gi-

  1. A prefix denoting the second person

Usage notesEdit

gi- is the unmarked form, and appears before stems that begin with a consonant.

Related termsEdit

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ReferencesEdit


Old DutchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *ga-, from Proto-Germanic *ga-, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm.

PrefixEdit

gi-

  1. Used for forming the past participle.
  2. Forms perfective verbs from other verbs with a sense of completeness, or simply as an intensifier.
  3. Forms collective nouns.

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle Dutch: ghe-, ge-, (West-Flanders) i-, y-

Old High GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *ga-, from Proto-Germanic *ga-, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm.

PrefixEdit

gi-

  1. Used for forming the past participle.
  2. Forms perfective verbs from other verbs with a sense of completeness, or simply as an intensifier.
  3. Forms collective nouns.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle High German: ge-
    • Alemannic German: g- or ge- (euphonic)
    • German: ge-
    • Luxembourgish: ge-
    • Vilamovian: gy-
    • Yiddish: גע־(ge-)

Old SaxonEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *ga-, from Proto-Germanic *ga-, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóm.

PrefixEdit

gi-

  1. Used for forming the past participle.
    giboran (born)
    gifundan (found)
    gihētan (called)
    githāht (thought)
    gialdrod (aged)
  2. Forms perfective verbs from other verbs with a sense of completeness, or simply as an intensifier.
    gidōmian (to doom)
    gibrengian (to accomplish)
    gidēlian (to distribute)
    gifāhan (to catch)
    gifremmian (to accomplish)
    gifregnan (to experience)
    gifullian (to fulfill)
    gigarwian (to prepare)
    gigirnian (to acquire)
    gihaldan (to keep)
    gihalon (to acquire)
    gihētan (to promise)
    gihuggian (to remember)
    gimanagfaldon (to multiply)
  3. Forms collective nouns.
    gibrōthar (brothers)
    giswestar (siblings)
    gibūr (neighbour)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle Low German: ge-

PhuthiEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Nguni *ngi-.

PrefixEdit

gi-

  1. I; first-person singular subject concord.

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Nguni *ngí-.

PrefixEdit

gi-

  1. me; first-person singular object concord.