genip vs ginep what difference

what is difference between genip and ginep


Alternative forms

  • guinep


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genip (plural genips)

  1. A succulent berry with a thick rind, the fruit of plants in the genus Genipa.
  2. Alternative form of quenepa (mamoncillo)

Old English


ge- +‎ nip, cognate with German nebul, Old Norse nifl, from Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos.


  • IPA(key): /jeˈnip/


ġenip n (nominative plural ġenipu)

  1. mist, vapours, darkness, obscurity
    • (Can we date this quote?) Wearþ genip, and ofersceadede híg (facta est nūbes, et obumbrāvit eos), Lk. Bos. 9, 34.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Ðæt genip stód æt ðæs geteldes dura (the cloud stood at the door of the tabernacle), Ex. 33, 10: Cd. 8; Th. 9, 9; Gen. 139.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Moises eóde to ðam genipe (Moyses accessit ad calīgĭnem), Ex. 20, 21.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Com stefen of ðam genipe (vox facta est de nūbe), Lk. Bos. 9, 35.
    • (Can we date this quote?) On ðæt genip (in nūbem), Lk. Bos. 9, 34.
    • (Can we date this quote?) In ðæt neowle genip (into the deep darkness), Cd. 223; Th. 292, 25; Sat. 445: 217; Th. 275, 31; Sat. 180: Exon. 93 b; Th. 351, 12; Sch. 79.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Ofer flóda genipu (over the mists of floods), Beo. Th. 5608; B. 2808: 2724; B. 1360.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Ðú ðe gesetst genipu upastínesse ðínne oððe ðínne upstíge (qui pōnis nūbem ascensum tuum), Ps. Lamb. 103, 3: Ps. Spl. 77, 27.
  2. a cloud (in the sky), a storm-cloud
    • (Can we date this quote?) Sweart wolcen and genip (atra nubes), Nar. 23, 23.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Wolcnu & genipu (nubes), Ps. L. 17, 13.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Winterbiter weder and wolcna genipu, Az. 105. (1 a)
    • (Can we date this quote?) Gyf strongra storm and genip swíþor þreáde (si procella fortior aut nimbus perurgeret), Bd. 4, 3; Sch. 361, 3.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Þá wæs swýðe mycel genip geworden in þám wolcnum, and unmǽte rénas ríndon collecto (in nubibus aere immensa nimis pluvia erupit), Gr. D. 196, 1.



  • þystru
  • wolcen

Derived terms

  • ġenipan (to rise as a cloud, to darken)
  • nipan


  • Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898), “genip”, in An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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