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3 letters words from 'gen'

ENG 4GEN 4
NEG 4 

2 letters words from 'gen'

EN 2NE 2

All 3 letters words made out of gen

gen egn gne nge eng neg

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Definitions and meaning of gen

gen

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɛn

Etymology 1

Clipping of general

Noun

gen (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly Britain, informal) information
  2. (fandom slang) Fan fiction that does not specifically focus on romance or sex.
Synonyms
  • (fan fiction): genfic

See also

  • genned in
  • gen up

Etymology 2

Noun

gen (plural gens)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Gen

Etymology 3

Shortened from generate and generator.

Verb

gen (third-person singular simple present gens, present participle genning, simple past and past participle genned)

  1. To generate using an automated process, especially a computer program.

Noun

gen (plural gens)

  1. (slang) A generator (device that converts mechanical to electrical energy).
    Synonym: genny

Etymology 4

Shortened from genetic engineering

Verb

gen (third-person singular simple present gens, present participle genning, simple past and past participle genned)

  1. (science fiction) To genetically engineer.

Etymology 5

Etymology unknown. Possibilities include:

  • Clipping of argent
  • Clipping of generalise, from back slang for English shilling.

Noun

gen (plural gens)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, slang) A shilling.

Etymology 6

Clipping of generation.

Noun

gen (plural gens)

  1. (informal) A specific version of something in a chronological sequence.
Derived terms
  • next-gen

Anagrams

  • ENG, Eng., eng, neg, neg.

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /ˈʒən/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈʒɛn/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒen/

Noun

gen m (plural gens)

  1. gene

Related terms

  • genètic
  • genètica
  • genetista
  • gènic
  • genoma
  • genotip

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɛn/
  • Rhymes: -ɛn

Noun

gen m

  1. gene

Related terms

  • genový
  • genetika
  • genetický

Further reading

  • gen in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • gen in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish

Etymology 1

From German Gen, from Ancient Greek γενεά (geneá, generation, descent), from the aorist infinitive of γίγνομαι (gígnomai, I come into being). Coined by the Danish biologist Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen in a German-language publication.

Noun

gen n (singular definite genet, plural indefinite gener)

  1. (genetics) gene
Declension

Etymology 2

Verb

gen

  1. imperative of genne

References

  • “gen” in Den Danske Ordbog

Dutch

Etymology

From German Gen, from Ancient Greek γενεά (geneá, generation, descent), from the aorist infinitive of γίγνομαι (gígnomai, I come into being). Coined by the Danish biologist Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen in a German-language publication.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɣɛn/

Noun

gen n (plural genen)

  1. gene

Anagrams

  • eng

German

Etymology

From Middle High German gēn, gein, from gegen with elision of intervocalic -g- (compare Getreide, Maid). Doublet of German gegen (against).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡeːn/, /ɡɛn/
  • Homophones: gehn, Gen (according to the first pronunciation)

Preposition

gen

  1. (literary, somewhat dated) in the direction; to; towards (a place or time)

Synonyms

  • (in) Richtung (place); gegen (time)

Further reading

  • gen in Duden online

Haitian Creole

Verb

gen

  1. Contraction of genyen.

Japanese

Noun

gen

  1. Rōmaji transcription of げん
  2. Rōmaji transcription of ゲン

Mandarin

Romanization

gen

  1. Nonstandard spelling of gēn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of gén.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of gěn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of gèn.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle English

Preposition

gen

  1. Alternative form of gain (against)

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

gen m or n (definite singular genen or genet, indefinite plural gener or gen, definite plural genene or gena)

  1. (biology) a gene

References

  • “gen” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

gen m or n (definite singular genen or genet, indefinite plural genar or gen, definite plural genane or gena)

  1. (biology) a gene

Inflection

References

  • “gen” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *ju.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jeːn/

Adverb

ġēn

  1. still, yet
  2. again, further

Old Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡʲen/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Celtic *gʷenom.

Noun

gen n or f

  1. smile, laugh
  2. sport, levity
Inflection

The Dictionary of the Irish Language believes that this was a u-stem, while Matasović disputes this classification due to a lack of u-infected attestations, declaring it an o-stem. All forms except the nominative are unattested. Both possibilities will be presented here.

Derived terms
  • gentraige

Etymology 2

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

gen f

  1. sword
Inflection

Mutation

References


Old Occitan

Adjective

gen m (feminine singular genta, masculine plural gens, feminine plural gentas)

  1. attractive; pleasing; nice; fair; pleasant
    • 12th century, Bernard de Ventadour(Wikisource)
      Lo gens tems de pascor
      The pleasant time of Easter

References

  • von Wartburg, Walther (1928-2002), “genitus”, in Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 40, page 103

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɛn/

Noun

gen m inan

  1. gene

Declension

Further reading

  • gen in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin genus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /d͡ʒen/
  • Rhymes: -en

Noun

gen n (plural genuri)

  1. gender
  2. type, sort, kind
  3. way, style, manner
  4. (biological category) genus, species, family

Synonyms

  • (gender): sex
  • (type, kind, way): fel, stil
  • (species): specie

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /xen/, [xẽn]

Noun

gen m (plural genes)

  1. gene

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jeːn/

Noun

gen c

  1. gene

Declension

Related terms

  • genetik
  • genom

Anagrams

  • eng.

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English again

Adverb

gen

  1. again

Turkish

Adjective

gen (comparative daha gen, superlative en gen)

  1. (obsolete) wide

Synonyms

  • geniş

Antonyms

  • dar

Etymology 1

Noun

gen (definite accusative geni, plural genler)

  1. (colloquial) A field that wasn't plowed for several years.

Etymology 2

Borrowed from French gene.

Noun

gen (definite accusative geni, plural genler)

  1. (biology) gene
Declension

Vietnamese

Alternative forms

  • gien

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ɣɛn˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ɣɛŋ˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ɣɛŋ˧˧]

Noun

gen

  1. gene

Vurës

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɣɛn/

Verb

gen

  1. to eat

Welsh

Pronoun

gen

  1. first-person singular of gan
  2. second-person singular of gan

Westrobothnian

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *iēniperus, from Latin iūniperus. Cognate with Icelandic einir, Faroese eini(ber), Danish ene, Swedish en, Norwegian eine.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /²jeːn/, /²jeːɳ/
    Rhymes: -èːn

Noun

gen m

  1. juniper
Derived terms
  • genber
  • genlag

Zhuang

Etymology

From Proto-Tai *qeːnᴬ (arm). Cognate with Thai แขน (kɛ̌ɛn), Northern Thai ᨡᩯ᩠ᨶ, Lao ແຂນ (khǣn), ᦶᦃᧃ (ẋaen), Tai Dam ꪵꪄꪙ, Shan ၶႅၼ် (khǎen).

Pronunciation

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /keːn˨˦/
  • Tone numbers: gen1
  • Hyphenation: gen

Noun

gen (old orthography gen)

  1. (anatomy) arm

Zou

Verb

gen

  1. say

References

  • http://www.languageinindia.com/feb2013/zouphonologyfinal.pdf

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (colloquial) general information.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)