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Definition of GAN

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Gan \Gan\, imp. of {Gin}. [See {Gin}, v.] Began; commenced. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Gan was formerly used with the infinitive to form compound imperfects, as did is now employed. Gan regularly denotes the singular; the plural is usually denoted by gunne or gonne. [1913 Webster]

                 This man gan fall (i.e., fell) in great suspicion.                         --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

                 The little coines to their play gunne hie (i. e., hied).                             --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Later writers use gan both for singular and plural. [1913 Webster]

                 Yet at her speech their rages gan relent.
                                                    --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Gin \Gin\ (g[i^]n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gan} (g[a^]n), {Gon} (g[o^]n), or {Gun} (g[u^]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Ginning}.] [OE. ginnen, AS. ginnan (in comp.), prob. orig., to open, cut open, cf. OHG. inginnan to begin, open, cut open, and prob. akin to AS. g[imac]nan to yawn, and E. yawn. [root]31. See {Yawn}, v. i., and cf. {Begin}.] To begin; -- often followed by an infinitive without to; as, gan tell. See {Gan}. [Obs. or Archaic] "He gan to pray."
     --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

GAN
         GrenzAktenNachweis (INPOL)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

GAN
         Global Area Network

V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]


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