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Old DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

Alternative formsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle Dutch: ge-

Old SaxonEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.