American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To double.
- v. To arrange in pairs.
- v. Linguistics To make into a geminate.
- v. To occur in pairs.
- v. Linguistics To become a geminate.
- adj. Forming a pair; doubled.
- n. Linguistics A double or long consonant, such as the tt in the Italian word sotto or the nn in the English word thinness.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To double.
- To become double.
- Twin; combined in pairs; binate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) In pairs or twains; two together; binate; twin.
- v. rare To double.
- n. a doubled or long consonant
- v. form by reduplication
- v. arrange in pairs
- v. occur in pairs
- v. arrange or combine in pairs
- From Latin geminātus, perfect passive participle of geminō ("I double"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin gemināre, gemināt-, from geminus, twin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“First, it must be known that Etruscan lacks geminate consonants.”
“If history has taught us anything it's that it is at that nexus where seeds of corporate fascism geminate, and if allowed to grow, thrive.”
“If the supershort schwa is word-medial, it lengthens an accented vowel in an immediately-preceding open syllable, otherwise all supershort schwas geminate the immediately-preceding consonant instead.”
“Tropylium: one of them seems to be adjacent to an ´ayin and the other, geminate, so how about this does not need to be the general medial outcome, just a conditioned one?”
“DI; the capitals denote values of syllabic signs were ignored in favour of geminate versus simple: word-initial TI or DI to write the same word, but contrasting AT-TI or AD-DI vs.”
“The correlation of voice was replaced by one of intensity tense : lax, with the tense member realized with relative length, thus a tendency to an opposition geminate : simple.”
“It's important to recognize however that a preceding consonant need not geminate as the following vowel is deleted.”
“Tropylium: "You suggested geminate glottalized creaky.”
“Don't take it literally as a geminate consonant, as might be the interpretation of those familiar with IPA notation.”
“Shouldn't the geminate be some kind of indication of an assimilated coda consonant?”
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