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Etymology 1

Aphetism of Old French engin (engine).

Noun

Singular
gin

Plural
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  1. (obsolete) A trick; a device or instrument.
  2. A snare or trap for game.
  3. A machine for hoisting or moving heavy objects.
  4. A pile driver.
  5. A windpump.
  6. A cotton gin.

Verb

Infinitive
to gin

Third person singular
gin

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
n

to gin (third-person singular simple present gin, present participle n, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (transitive) To remove the seeds from cotton with a cotton gin.
  2. (transitive) To trap something in a gin.

Etymology 2

Abbreviation of geneva or alternatively from Dutch genever (juniper) from the Old French genevre, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] juniperus (juniper). Hence Gin rummy first attested 1941.

Noun

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Singular
gin

Plural
-

gin (-)
  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. gin rummy
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Etymology 3

From Dharuk language diyin or dyin, but acquiring a derogatory tone. (Reference: R. M. W. Dixon, Australian Aboriginal Words, Oxford University Press, 1990, ISBN 0-19-553099-3, page 167.)

Noun

Singular
gin

Plural
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gin ({{{1}}})
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An Aboriginal woman.
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Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish gainithir (is born) < Proto-Celtic *gan-yo- (cf. Welsh geni (be born, bear)) < Proto-Indo-European *g̑enh₁- (cf. English kin, Latin gignō (beget, bear), Greek γίγνομαι (gígnomai), become), Sanskrit जनति (janati), beget)).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈɟɪnʲ/

Verb

gin

  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.

Conjugation

Mutation

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.

Japanese

Noun

gin (hiragana ぎん)

  1. Silver, Ag
  2. Cash, money, wealth

Scots

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Conjunction

gin

  1. if

Scottish Gaelic

Verb

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

  1. To generate, reproduce.

Wiradhuri

Noun

gin

  1. Alternative spelling of geen.

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