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geminate

Word definitions for geminate in dictionaries

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a doubled or long consonant; "the `n' in `thinness' is a geminate" v. form by reduplication; "The consonant reduplicates after a short vowel"; "The morpheme can be reduplicated to emphasize the meaning of the word" [syn: reduplicate ] occur in pairs ...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Geminate \Gem"i*nate\, v. t. To double. [R.] --B. Jonson.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"duplicated, found in pairs," 1590s, from Latin geminatus "twinned, equal," past participle of geminare "to double, repeat," related to geminus "twin," perhaps from PIE *yem- "to pair." As a verb, from 1630s. Related: Geminated ; geminating .

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
Forming a pair. n. (cx linguistics English) A doubled or repeated letter or speech sound. v 1 To arrange in pairs. 2 To occur in pairs.

Usage examples of geminate.

Aquamarina both single and double, a mirage in an emirate, a geminate gem, an orgy of epithelial alliterations.