Etymology: G ge–
- prefix in adjectives
- prefix in adverbs
- prefix in nouns
- prefix in a great number of verbal nouns containing the idea of repetition or duration (sometimes unpleasant) from which the infinitive ending has been dropped
- prefix in the perfect participle of verbs (except in separable verbs)
- When the verb begins with f or a sibilant (also in esse) the ge– becomes g–.
- When the verb begins with h, the ge– +h becomes gh–.
- In geh, gewwe, griege, kumme, ware, waere, ge– is omitted in the perfect participle.