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Middle English gain, gein "profit, advantage" from Old Norse gagn "benefit, advantage, use" from Proto-Germanic *gagan- (gain). Akin to Patrono:Isl gagn "gain, advantage, use", Patrono:Swe gagn "benefit, profit", Patrono:Dan gavn "gain", Gothic gageigan "to gain", Old Norse gegn "ready"; cf. Middle English gainen "to be of use, profit, avail", Patrono:Isl and Patrono:Swe gagna "to avail, help", Patrono:Dan gavne "to benefit".

The Middle English word was reinforced, and its frequency strengthened, due to similarity in form and meaning to an unrelated Middle French word gain "advancement, cultivation", with which it was confused. Middle French gain is a contraction of Old French gaaing, ga(a)igne, a noun derivative of gaaignier "to till, earn, win", also of Patrono:Gem[[Category:Patrono:Gem derivations|Gain]] origin, but from a different root, Patrono:Frk waidanjan "to pasture, graze, hunt for food" from Proto-Germanic *waiðī, waiðō (pasture, field, hunting ground); cf. Old High German weidanōn "to hunt, forage for food" (Patrono:Deu Weide "pasture"), Old Norse veiðr "hunting", Old English wāþ "hunting, chase, pursuit".

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Gain

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Gains

Gain (plural Gains)
  1. The act of gaining.
  2. What one gains, as a return on investment or dividend.
    No pain, no gain.
  3. Patrono:Electronics The factor by which a signal is multiplied.

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to Gain

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Gains

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Gained

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Gained

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Gaining

to Gain (third-person singular simple present Gains, present participle Gaining, simple past and past participle Gained)
  1. (transitive): To acquire possession of what one did not have before.
  2. (transitive): To increase.
  3. (transitive): To be more likely to catch or overtake an individual.

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Gain

  1. summit

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Old French gaaing, from the verb gaaingnier, whence the Modern French gagner

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Gain m. (plural Gains)

  1. (usually in plural) winnings, earnings, takings
  2. (finance) gain, yield

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