Geminate



[verb jem-uh-neyt; adjective, noun jem-uh-nit, -neyt] /verb ˈdʒɛm əˌneɪt; adjective, noun ˈdʒɛm ə nɪt, -ˌneɪt/

verb (used with or without object), geminated, geminating.
1.
to make or become doubled or paired.
adjective
2.
Also, geminated. combined or arranged in pairs; twin; coupled.
noun
3.
Phonetics. a doubled consonant sound.
adjective (ˈdʒɛmɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
1.
combined in pairs; doubled: a geminate leaf, a geminate consonant
verb (ˈdʒɛmɪˌneɪt)
2.
to arrange or be arranged in pairs: the “t”s in “fitted” are geminated
adj.

“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.

geminate gem·i·nate (jěm’ə-nĭt, -nāt’)
adj.
Occurring in pairs.

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