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noun (plural: Geonim, Gaons)
  1. Honorary title for a Jewish scholar who is noted for his wisdom and knowledge of the Talmud.
  2. In modern usage, "genius".
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  1. A Kabbalistic method of interpreting Hebrew scriptures, based on numerical values of letters and words.
    • 1997, Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon:
    • :Suppose a secret force of Jesuits, receives each Day a summary of Observations made at Greenwich, and transcalculates it according to a system known to the Kabbalists of the Second Century as Gematria, whereby Messages may be extracted from lines of Text sacred and otherwise, a Knowledge preserv"d by various Custodians over the centuries, and since the Last, possess"d by Jesuit and Freemason alike.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 897:
    • :each letter in this alphabet also has its own numerical value, what was known among ancient Jewish students of the Torah as "".
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  1. A git.
<!--an idiot, a contemptible person
Although is the original word, the derived word git is more common.-->
verb (gets, getting, got, got, (North American or British archaic) gotten )
  1. (transitive) To obtain, purchase or acquire.
I'm going to a computer tomorrow from the discount store.
You need to permission to leave early.
  1. (transitive) To receive.
I got a computer from my parents for my birthday.
''He got a severe reprimand for that.
  1. (transitive) To fetch.
Can you my bag from the living-room, please?
  1. (intransitive) To become.
I'm getting hungry, how about you?
Don't drunk tonight.
  1. (transitive) To cause to become; to bring about
That song gets me so depressed every time I hear it.
I'll this finished by lunchtime.
I can't these boots off.
  1. (transitive) To cause to do.
Somehow she got him to agree to it.
I can't it to work.
  1. (intransitive) To arrive at or progress towards (a place or outcome).
When are we going to to London?
We're slowly getting there.
Get over here!
  1. (intransitive) (with various prepositions, such as into, over, behind etc.; for specific idiomatic senses see individual entries get into, get over etc.) To adopt or assume (a certain position or state).
The actors are getting into position.
I'm getting into a muddle.
We got behind the wall.
  1. (intransitive) To begin (doing something).
We ought to moving or we'll be late.
After lunch we got chatting.
  1. (transitive) To catch a means of public transport.
I normally the 7.45 train.
  1. (context, transitive, idiom) To answer the phone or the door, etc.
Can you that call, please? I'm busy.
  1. (intransitive) (with infinitive) To be able, permitted; to have the opportunity (to do something).
I'm so jealous that you got to see them perform live!
  1. (context, transitive, colloquial) To understand.
Yeah, I it, it's just not funny.
He's weird. I don't him.
Do you math class?
I don't what you mean by "fun". This place sucks!
  1. (context, transitive) To be; used to form a passive voice.
He got bitten by a dog.
  1. (context, transitive, colloquial) To catch (a disease).
I went on holiday and got malaria.
  1. (context, transitive, colloquial) To catch out, trick.
He keeps calling pretending to be my boss &ndash; it gets me every time.
  1. (context, transitive, colloquial) To perplex, stump.
That question's really got me.
  1. (transitive) To find as an answer.
What did you for question four?
  1. (context, transitive, colloquial) To bring to reckoning; to catch (as a criminal); to physically assault.
The cops finally got me.
I'm gonna him for that.
  1. (context, transitive, colloquial) To hear.
Sorry, I didn't that. Could you repeat it?
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  1. An artificial creature.

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