See also: gīn, ĝin, Gin, and GIN

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Abbreviation of geneva or alternatively from Dutch genever (juniper) from the Old French genevre (French genièvre), from Latin iūniperus (juniper). Hence Gin rummy (first attested 1941).

NounEdit

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gin (countable and uncountable, plural gins)

  1. A colourless non-aged alcoholic liquor made by distilling fermented grains such as barley, corn, oats or rye with juniper berries; the base for many cocktails.
  2. (uncountable) gin rummy
  3. (poker) drawing the best card or combination of cards
    Johnny Chan held jack-nine, and hit gin when a queen-ten-eight board was dealt out.
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Etymology 2Edit

Aphetism of Old French engin (engine).

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NounEdit

gin (plural gins)

  1. (obsolete) A trick; a device or instrument.
  2. (obsolete) Contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)
  3. A snare or trap for game.
  4. A machine for raising or moving heavy objects, consisting of a tripod formed of poles united at the top, with a windlass, pulleys, ropes, etc.
  5. (mining) A hoisting drum, usually vertical; a whim.
  6. A pile driver.
  7. A windpump.
  8. A cotton gin.
  9. An instrument of torture worked with screws.
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VerbEdit

gin (third-person singular simple present gins, present participle ginning, simple past and past participle ginned)

  1. (transitive) To remove the seeds from cotton with a cotton gin.
  2. (transitive) To trap something in a gin.
  3. To invent (via Irish), see gin up
    The matter was a ginned up controversy

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle English ginnen, from Old English ginnan (to open", "to cut open)

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gin (third-person singular simple present gins, present participle ginning, simple past gan, past participle gun)

  1. (archaic) To begin.

Etymology 4Edit

From Dharug dyin, but having acquired a derogatory tone.[1]

NounEdit

gin (plural gins)

  1. (Australia, now considered offensive) An Aboriginal woman.
    • 1869, Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Volume 1, page 273,
      His next shot was discharged amongst the mob, and most unfortunately wounded the gin already mentioned ; who, with a child fastened to her back, slid down the bank, and lay, apparently dying, with her legs in the water.
    • 1988, Tom Cole, Hell West and Crooked, Angus & Robertson, 1995, p.179,
      Dad said Shoesmith and Thompson had made one error that cost them their lives by letting the gins into the camp, and the blacks speared them all.
    • 2008, Bill Marsh, Jack Goldsmith, Goldie: Adventures in a Vanishing Australia, unnumbered page,
      But there was this gin there, see, what they called a kitchen girl.
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  1. ^ R. M. W. Dixon, Australian Aboriginal Words, Oxford University Press, 1990, ISBN 0-19-553099-3, page 167.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English gin.

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NounEdit

gin m (plural gins)

  1. gin

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish gainithir (is born), from Proto-Celtic *gan-yo- (compare Welsh geni (be born, bear)) from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (compare English kin, Latin gignō (beget, bear), Greek γίγνομαι (gígnomai, become), Sanskrit जनति (janati, beget)).

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NounEdit

gin f (genitive gine, nominative plural ginte)

  1. begetting, birth
  2. fetus
  3. offspring, child, person
  4. generating source

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VerbEdit

gin (present analytic gineann, future analytic ginfidh, verbal noun giniúint, past participle ginte)

  1. to give birth to (used only in the autonomous form)
  2. to generate or produce
  3. to beget, procreate
  4. to germinate, sprout or spring forth

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gin ghin ngin
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

gin

  1. rōmaji reading of ぎん

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

gin

  1. rafsi of jgina.

ScotsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Apparently reduced from gien (given), under the influence of gif.

ConjunctionEdit

gin

  1. if (conditional; subjunctive)
    Gin A war ye, A wad gang = If I were you, I would go
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jamieson to this entry?)

Etymology 2Edit

Old English

PrepositionEdit

gin

  1. Against; nearby; towards.
    gin night
    (Can we find and add a quotation of A. Ross (1778) to this entry?)

Scottish GaelicEdit

VerbEdit

gin (present participle a' gineadh, simple past ghin, past participle ginte)

  1. To generate, reproduce.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English gin

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NounEdit

gin n

  1. gin (liquor)

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WiradhuriEdit

NounEdit

gin

  1. Alternative spelling of geen.
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