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English

Etymology

From Old Norse gipt, cognate with Old English ġift.

Pronunciation

Noun

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Singular
gift

Plural
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  1. Something given to another voluntarily, without charge.
  2. A talent or natural ability.
  3. Something gained incidentally, without effort.

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Verb

Infinitive
to gift

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to gift (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To give (as a gift) to.

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Dutch

Noun

gift m.

  1. donation; something given (away) voluntarily.

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Faroese

Noun

gift f.

  1. poison

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Declension

f2s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative gift giftin
Accusative gift giftina
Dative gift giftini
Genitive giftar giftarinnar

Adjective

giftur a5
Singular (eintal) m. (kallkyn) f. (kvennkyn) n. (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) giftur gift gift
Accusative (hvønnfall) giftan gifta
Dative (hvørjumfall) giftum giftari giftum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (gifts) (giftar/
giftrar)
(gifts)
Plural (fleirtal) m. (kallkyn) f. (kvennkyn) n. (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) giftir giftar gift
Accusative (hvønnfall) giftar
Dative (hvørjumfall) giftum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (gifta/
giftra)

gift

  1. married, female form of giftur
    • Ert gift?
      Are you (f.) married?



Old English

Etymology

From Germanic. Cognate with Old Frisian jeft, Old Saxon sundargift ‘privilege’ (Dutch gift), Old High German gift (German Gift), Old Norse gipt (> English gift), Gothic 𐍆𐍂𐌰𐌲𐌹𐍆𐍄𐍃.

Pronunciation

Noun

ġift f. (plural ġifta or ġiftu)

  1. payment for a wife
  2. (in plural) a wedding

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for gift Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative gift giftet gifter gifterna
Genitive gifts giftets gifters gifternas


  1. poison, venom, toxin

Adjective

Inflections of
gift
Indefinite
singular
Common gift
Neuter gift
Definite
singular
Masc. gifte
All gifta
Plural gifta
  1. married
    ett gift par (= a married couple)

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