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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A twin (also attributively).
  • n. Two small bars placed together.
  • n. A finger ring which splits into two horizontally.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Coupled; paired.
  • n. One of the twins.
  • n. One of the barrulets placed parallel and closed to each other. Cf. Bars gemel, under Gemel, a.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A twin.
  • n. Same as gimbal.
  • n. In heraldry, one of a pair of bars. See bars-gemel.


From Old French gemel, from Latin gemellus, diminutive of geminus ("twin"). (Wiktionary)



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