gemel

1 of 2

noun

gem·​el
variants or less commonly gemmel
ˈjeməl
plural -s
1
obsolete : hinge
2
: a ring of two separable hoops compare gimbal
3
or gemel bar or less commonly gemelle or gemell
jəˈmel,
ˈjeməl
: bar gemel
4
: a pair of glass bottles blown separately and then fused usually with the two necks pointing in different directions

gemel

2 of 2

adjective

"
: paired, twin
a gemel arch

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English, twin, from Middle French gemel, from Latin gemellus, diminutive of geminus

Adjective

Middle English, twin

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“Gemel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gemel. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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