Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Preterit of gin.
  • An obsolete form of go.
  • An obsolete or dialectal form of yawn.
  • noun The mouth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • imperative Began; commenced.

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  • verb Simple past of gin.
  • verb To go.

Etymologies

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See gin

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From Old English gān ("to go").

Examples

  • But the cover makes me feel like if I don't pick it up and read it, Tsu'gan is going get up off his throne to set me on fire as punishment.

    Book Cover Smackdown! 'Zoo City' vs. 'Plague Year' (Czech) vs. Firedrake

  • Gilpaëgan is an extensive and most fertile valley.

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

  • First, Grandmother cut off equal-size segments of her log of dough and then passed them to my mother, who used a wooden roller to flatten them into circles, a process called gan mien.

    My Grandmother's Dumpling

  • It is interesting to note that the Hebrew word gan (garden) shares the same root as defend (ganan), whereas the Indo-European root of the word, gher, means to grasp or enclose (see Blomley, 'The Borrowed View: Privacy, Property, and the Entanglements of Property', Law and Social Inquiry, 30 2005, 623).

    Walled Gardens

  • It is interesting to note that the Hebrew word gan (garden) shares the same root as defend (ganan), whereas the Indo-European root of the word, gher, means to grasp or enclose (see Blomley, 'The Borrowed View: Privacy, Property, and the Entanglements of Property', Law and Social Inquiry, 30 2005, 623).

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  • D'vin glanced up at rumbling from D'gan's bronze and made a snap judgment.

    Dragon's Fire

  • It had surprised him to discover how difficult it was to find a buyer for his firestone, given how all the other Weyrs had complained about D'gan's stinginess.

    Dragon's Fire

  • "I've heard that D'gan's commissioned a fancy dirk for himself as a reward."

    Dragon's Fire

  • Tarik took D'gan's words for a dismissal and was relieved to deal with D'gan's second, a reasonable man who asked few questions.

    Dragon's Fire

  • He shook off the question, asking instead, "Was this D'gan's mine?"

    Dragon's Fire

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