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Webster 1913 Edition


-gen

-gen

.
[(1) From Gr.
-γεν-
, from the same root as
γένοσ
race, stock (see
Genus
). (2) From Gr. suffix
-γενήσ
born. Cf. F.
-gène
.]
1.
A suffix used in scientific words in the sense of producing, generating: as, amphigen, amidogen, halogen.
2.
A suffix meaning produced, generated;
as, exo
gen
.

Definition 2021


-gen

-gen

See also: Appendix:Variations of "gen"

English

Suffix

-gen

  1. A producer of something, e.g. hydrogen.

Derived terms

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Translations


German

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡən/

Suffix

-gen n

  1. used to make diminutives (especially in the 18th century)

Synonyms

Derived terms

  • Männgen, Städtgen, Weibgen, Wölkgen

Etymology 2

From Ancient Greek -γενής (-genḗs, producer of)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡeːn/

Suffix

-gen

  1. A producer of something
  2. producing something
Derived terms
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Japanese

Romanization

-gen

  1. rōmaji reading of げん

Turkish

Suffix

-gen

  1. having sides

Derived terms

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