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Definition for gon- (2 of 2)
Origin of -gon
WORDS THAT USE GON-
What does gon- mean?
Gon- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “sexual,” “reproductive.” It is often used in scientific terms, especially in pathology and biology, particularly to refer to the reproductive organs.
Gon- ultimately comes from Greek gonḗ, meaning “seed” or “generation,” as in “formation” or “propagation.” Among the many Latin cognates of gonḗ is germen, “sprout” or “embryo,” which is the source of germ, germane, and germinate.
What are variants of gon-?
Gon- is a variant of gono-, which loses its –o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use gono- article.
Examples of gon-
A term you may be familiar with is gonad, meaning “a sex gland in which gametes are produced; an ovary or testis.”
The first part of the word, gon-, means “sexual” or “reproductive,” while -ad means “related to” or “concerned with.” With these forms combined, gonad means “related to reproduction.”
What are some words that use the combining form gon-?
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How to use gon- in a sentence
I think 2014 was my big rock and roll year, and 2015 is gonna be a really good year to hang around the house.
She was gonna be in New York and wanted to hang around for New Years and hopefully be able to stay long enough to meet our baby.
But when he heard “A Change Is Gonna Come,” he asked to hear it again.How Martin Luther King Jr. Influenced Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’|Peter Guralnick|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was gonna join the fight, you know, really he was, got his ninja getup fitted and everything.
No, we think, “Ugh, now who is gonna clean all the blood from the street!”
Thus men gon is, practically, equivalent to 'some men go'; and so in l. 134.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
But mammy she say evah time a sta' fall, somebuddy gonna die.
Said they were all connected together some way, and he was gonna work out a method to prove it.
I couldn't see anything else happening, and thought he was gonna do somepin' else to the machine.
Ellic dun und gon und got hissef drounded, und on de tip eend of dat de boss is dun und got hissef in de penitenshur.The Broken Sword|Dennison Worthington