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Meaning of "girn" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GIRN

A variant of grin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GIRN

girn  [ɡərn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIRN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Girn is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb girn in English.

WHAT DOES GIRN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

girn

Saini

Saini ( pronunciation (help·info)) is a caste of North India who were traditionally landowners. Sainis claim to be descendants of a king, Shurasena, as well as of Krishna and Porus, and to be related to the ancient Shoorsaini clan, noted in Puranic literature. This is disputed and the 1901 census noted that people using the Shoorsaini name were by then found only in Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and Delhi. Sainis also claim themselves to be Rajputs of Yaduvanshi descent. As both a statutory agricultural tribe and a designated martial race during the British Raj era that followed the Indian Rebellion of 1857, Sainis had been chiefly engaged in both agriculture and military service since then until recent times. However, since the independence of India, Sainis have diversified into different trades and professions other than military and agriculture. Sainis are now also seen in increasing numbers as businessmen, lawyers, professors, civil servants, engineers, doctors and research scientists, etc. Sainis profess in both Hinduism and Sikhism.

Definition of girn in the English dictionary

The first definition of girn in the dictionary is to snarl. Other definition of girn is to grimace; pull grotesque faces. Girn is also to complain fretfully or peevishly.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GIRN

PRESENT

Present
I girn
you girn
he/she/it girns
we girn
you girn
they girn
Present continuous
I am girning
you are girning
he/she/it is girning
we are girning
you are girning
they are girning
Present perfect
I have girned
you have girned
he/she/it has girned
we have girned
you have girned
they have girned
Present perfect continuous
I have been girning
you have been girning
he/she/it has been girning
we have been girning
you have been girning
they have been girning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I girned
you girned
he/she/it girned
we girned
you girned
they girned
Past continuous
I was girning
you were girning
he/she/it was girning
we were girning
you were girning
they were girning
Past perfect
I had girned
you had girned
he/she/it had girned
we had girned
you had girned
they had girned
Past perfect continuous
I had been girning
you had been girning
he/she/it had been girning
we had been girning
you had been girning
they had been girning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will girn
you will girn
he/she/it will girn
we will girn
you will girn
they will girn
Future continuous
I will be girning
you will be girning
he/she/it will be girning
we will be girning
you will be girning
they will be girning
Future perfect
I will have girned
you will have girned
he/she/it will have girned
we will have girned
you will have girned
they will have girned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been girning
you will have been girning
he/she/it will have been girning
we will have been girning
you will have been girning
they will have been girning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would girn
you would girn
he/she/it would girn
we would girn
you would girn
they would girn
Conditional continuous
I would be girning
you would be girning
he/she/it would be girning
we would be girning
you would be girning
they would be girning
Conditional perfect
I would have girn
you would have girn
he/she/it would have girn
we would have girn
you would have girn
they would have girn
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been girning
you would have been girning
he/she/it would have been girning
we would have been girning
you would have been girning
they would have been girning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you girn
we let´s girn
you girn
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to girn
Past participle
girned
Present Participle
girning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIRN


Bayern
ˈbaiərn
forfairn
fərˈfɛərn
gurn
ɡərn
Pommern
ˈpɔmərn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIRN

girl´s blouse
girlfriend
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girlhood
girlie
girlie magazine
girlish
girlishly
girlishness
Girls´ Brigade
girly
girnel
girner
girnie
giro
girolle
giron

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIRN

at every turn
bairn
born
cairn
Dornbirn
earn
eastern
firn
horn
learn
modern
northern
on the turn
pattern
pirn
porn
prn
return
southern
to a turn

Synonyms and antonyms of girn in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «girn» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIRN

Find out the translation of girn to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of girn from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «girn» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

girn
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

GIRN
570 millions of speakers

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girn
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

girn
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

خيرون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

girn
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

girn
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

girn
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GIRN
220 millions of speakers

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Girn
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Girn
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Translator English - Japanese

girn
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

girn
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Translator English - Javanese

Girn
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

girn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

girn
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Translator English - Marathi

गिर्न
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

girn
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

girno
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Translator English - Polish

girn
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Translator English - Ukrainian

girn
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

girn
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

girn
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Translator English - Afrikaans

girn
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Translator English - Swedish

girn
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Girn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of girn

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIRN»

The term «girn» is regularly used and occupies the 81.332 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIRN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about girn

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIRN»

Discover the use of girn in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to girn and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Dream Quest
Girn had never touched a dead person before, but almost surprisingly they seemed just like normal people, except that they were so cold. Girn felt the chill as he hefted them onto the pyres that were being built in the center of the shoals.
Bill Pottle, 2003
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The English dialect dictionary, being the complete ...
(I) Sc. And there will be girn-again Gibby, HERD Coll. Sngs. (I776) II. 25. Cld. ( _IAII.) I2, 0) Se. Have ye got over your tantrums, young girnie! SETOUN G. Malcolm (IBQ'7- I. 19; (JAIL) Bnfl'.l There's girnie t' the rod agehn; he's been ourlang at ...
Joseph Wright
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Scottish Dictionary and Supplement: In Four Volumes. A-Kut
S. But it is favourable to the other etymon, that, as Wachter observes, Belg. gryn- en signifies to weep, and is especially used with respect to children. Girn, *. A girn ; a distortion of the countenance. Gyrning, adj. Grinning; crabbed; ill- tempered.
John Jamieson, 1841
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A Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: ...
To GIRN, v. n. 1. To grin, S ] Add; " It is mickle that makes a taylor laugh ; but sowters girns ay," S. Prov. ; " a ridicule upon shoemakers, who at every stitch grin with the force of drawing through the thread." Kelly, p. 212. 8. To whine and cry, from ...
John Jamieson, 1825
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An etymological dictionary of the Scottish language: ...
Steckit frae Nature'6 beauties a', That daily on his presence ca* ; At hamc to girn, and whinge, and pine For fav'rite dishes, fav'rite wine. Fergusson's Poems, ii. 106 . Johnson mentions girn as still used in S. as a corr. of grin. This is probable, as ...
John Jamieson, 1808
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An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: ...
Steekit frae Nature's beauties a', That daily on his presence ea' ; At hame to girn, and whinge, and pine For fav'rite dishes, fav'rite wine. Fcrgusson's Poems, ii. 106. , Johnson mentions girn as still used in S. as a corr. of grin. This is probable ...
John Jamieson, 1808
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Handbook of Affective Sciences
A different vocalization, a girn, similar to a cat's purring, was observed in infants reunited with their mothers and in the initial minutes of being placed with the male. However, girn rate rapidly decreased when the males rejected or ignored the ...
Richard J. Davidson William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry Director of the Laboratory of Affective Neuroscience University of Wisconsin, Klaus R. Scherer Professor of Psychology University of Geneva, Department of Psychology University of Wisconsin H. Hill Goldsmith Leona Tyler Professor of Psychology, 2002
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An etmological dictionary of the scottish language
To GIRN, j. n. L To grin, S. Douglas. 2. To snarl, S. Ramsay. S. To gape ; applied to dress, S. Girn, s. A grin, S. Gyrning, s. Grinning. Barbour. GIRN, GYRNE, s. 1. A grin, S. Bellenden. 2. A snare of any kind. Ramsay. A. S. girn, Isl. gime, id. GIRN ...
John Jamieson, 1818
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Concise English-Scots Dictionary
grim (of a person) dour, raucle, (ala)grugous, sture S; (of a struggle etc) stieve. grimace see also scowl; noun girn, show), shile sw; grimaces mudgins. verb girn, murgeon, sham; (wryly) grue; (in disapproval etc) mak a mow NE; (from pain, ...
Iseabail Macleod, Pauline Cairns, 1999
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
Wi' a girn that was like to rive his month, he twisted his nieve in the back of my hair, and at]? wi' me hinging by the cuff of the neck, like a kitling. My een were like to lonp out of my head, but I had nae breath to cry. I heard him thraw the key, for I  ...
‎1825

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIRN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term girn is used in the context of the following news items.
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Glendale legal battle with Coyotes leaves Westgate businesses in …
“I think the big positive with the hockey being here is that a lot of their games are during the week,” Girn said. “That helps bring clientele in on a ... «YourWestValley.com, Jun 15»
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Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalition Gets Much Deserved …
Dr. Kamaljeet Girn holds the Coalition record for most patients referred to the hotline. He was honored at the award ceremony, along with other ... «PortageLife, Jun 15»
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Fight continues over school plans in Montclair
Girn added: "We don't want to add to the problem but would like to help mitigate it. We think we can limit our impact on the existing problem. «Contra Costa Times, Jun 15»
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Air India bombing victims remembered in Stanley Park
Naveen Girn, the organizer of the Vancouver memorial, said the tragedy is still fresh in people's minds and that it's important to remember the ... «CBC.ca, Jun 15»
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Westgate businesses in unsure territory due to legal face-off
“I think the big positive with the hockey being here is that a lot of their games are during the week,” Girn said. “That helps bring clientele in on a ... «TriValley Central, Jun 15»
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Leport Brooklyn $5.17 million Financing. Rebecca Girn Submitted …
The D form was submitted by Rebecca Girn General Counsel. The company was incorporated in 2014. The filler's address is: 1 Technology ... «OctaFinance.com, Jun 15»
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Harmon School's Kulawiak, McNamara picked top 8th-graders
... Alexandra DiSanto, Ethan Donley, Duvvuri, Ellis, Dominic Felice, Fritinger, Maya Girn, Megha Girn, Sorensen Haun, Corinne Henderson, ... «Aurora Advocate, Jun 15»
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Flying vandals deface Komagata Maru memorial in Vancouver
Mackinnon told the Straight by phone that he has requested one of the event's organizers, Naveen Girn, to ask the South Asian community ... «Straight.com, May 15»
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Senior Indian culture ministry official calls for better maintenance of …
An organizer of the event, Naveen Girn, pointed out that the passengers were just out in the harbour not far from where he was speaking. «Straight.com, May 15»
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2015 is the 101st anniversary of the Komagata Maru.
On May 27, from 5:30-7 p.m., Nadeem Kulwant Parmar and Naveen Girn will be leading a Walking Tour through the streets of Downtown ... «Voiceonline.com, May 15»

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