nongeminate

geminate

[v. jem-uh-neyt; adj., n. jem-uh-nit, -neyt]
verb (used with object), verb (used 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.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin geminātus doubled (past participle of gemināre), equivalent to gemin- double + -ātus -ate1

geminately, adverb
nongeminate, adjective, noun
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geminate
 
adj
1.  combined in pairs; doubled: a geminate leaf; a geminate consonant
 
vb
2.  to arrange or be arranged in pairs: the ``t''s in ``fitted'' are geminated
 
[C17: from Latin gemināre to double, from geminus born at the same time, twin]
 
'geminately
 
adv

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geminate
"duplicated," 1598, from L. geminatus, pp. of geminare "to double, repeat," related to geminus "twin" (cf. Gemini, c.1391, the constellation of the twins Castor and Pollux).
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geminate gem·i·nate (jěm'ə-nĭt, -nāt')
adj.
Occurring in pairs.

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