Geminate \Gem"i*nate\, v. t. To double. [R.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

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  • Geminate — Gem i*nate, a. [L. geminatus, p. p. of genimare to double. See {Gemini}.] (Bot.) In pairs or twains; two together; binate; twin; as, geminate flowers. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • geminate — (adj.) duplicated, found in pairs, 1590s, from L. geminatus twinned, equal, pp. of geminare to double, repeat, related to geminus twin, perhaps from PIE *yem to pair. As a verb, from 1630s. Related: Geminated; geminating …   Etymology dictionary

  • geminate — [jem′ə nāt΄] adj. [< L geminatus, pp. of geminare, to double < geminus, twin] growing or combined in pairs; coupled vt. geminated, geminating to arrange in pairs; double vi. to become doubled or paired gemination n …   English World dictionary

  • geminate — I. adjective Etymology: Latin geminatus, past participle of geminare to double, from geminus twin Date: 15th century 1. arranged in pairs ; duplicate 2. being a sequence of identical speech sounds (as in meanness or Italian notte ˈnȯt te… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • geminate — 1. adjective Forming a pair. For example, Martin (2007) notes that compounds in several languages (including English and Turkish) violate the general phonological principles in the language (e.g., English only allows geminate consonants in… …   Wiktionary

  • Geminate — Ge|mi|na|te 〈f. 19; Sprachw.〉 Doppelkonsonant (z. B. ll, mm), im Deutschen nur noch zur Kürzung des vorangehenden Vokals, in anderen Sprachen, z. B. im Italienischen, zur Verlängerung der Artikulation, die auf zwei Silben verteilt wird, z. B. bel …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Geminate — Gemination (lateinisch: geminare = verdoppeln, von gemini = Zwillinge) bezeichnet Dopplungen von Buchstaben oder Worten im sprachlichen Bereich, sowie die damit einhergehenden sprachlichen Phänomene, wie z. B. eine gelängte Aussprache.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • geminate — adj. [L. geminus, two fold] To double; occurring in pairs; twins …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • geminate — geminately, adv. v. /jem euh nayt /; adj., n. /jem euh nit, nayt /, v., geminated, geminating, adj., n. v.t., v.i. 1. to make or become doubled or paired. adj. 2. Also, geminated. combined or arranged in pairs; twin; coupled. n. 3. Phonet. a… …   Universalium

  • geminate — Occurring in pairs. SYN: geminous. [L. gemino, pp. atus, to double, fr. geminus, twin] * * * gem·i·nate jem ə nət, .nāt adj arranged in pairs * * * gem·i·nate (jemґĭ nāt) [L. geminatus] paired; occurring in pairs …   Medical dictionary

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