Part of speech: verb
Verb type: strong verb (4)
Present participle: ganimands
1. to take; to receive, acquire; 2. to take away; 3. to inherit; in kilþein ganiman to conceive in one's womb; to become pregnant
[← ga- pref + niman v; OE ȝeniman; O Sax giniman; OHG gineman]
ganimis - 2 pers, sing, pres, indicat - Luk. I, 31
ganimiþ - 2 pers, pl, imper; 3 pers, sing, pres, indicat - Matth. IX, 13; Mrk. V, 40; XIII, 28; Ephes. VI, 8
ganimai - 3 pers, sing, pres, optat - Cor. I, V, 10
ganimaiþ - 2 pers, pl, pres, optat - Cor. I, IV, 6
ganamt - 2 pers, sing, p, indicat - Tim. II, III, 14
ganam - 3 pers, sing, p, indicat - Mrk. IX, 2; Jhn. VI, 45
ganemuþ - 2 pers, pl, p, indicat - Ephes. IV, 20; Philip. IV, 9; Coloss. I, 7
ganiman - inf - Cor. I, XV, 50
ganimands - pres.p.- Luk. IX, 28; XVIII, 31; Galat. II, 1
ganumans - p.p.- Luk. II, 21

The third (preterite plural) form of this (IV) class of Gothic (and other Germanic languages) features vowel [-ē-] instead of the epenthetic vowel in above classes. The origin of this vowel is the subject of multiple hypotheses. The same lengthened vowel [-ē-] also appears in the third form of the V class strong verbs.

IV class infinitive preterite singular preterite plural past participle
normal grade normal grade lengthened grade zero grade
i/ă -i- -a- -ē- zero
additional element of vowel gradation for this class is any sonant, e.g. -m-, -r-, etc. i + m = im a + m = am ē + m = ēm epenthetic u + m = um
to come; to arrive qiman qam qēmum qumans
i + r = air [-ɛ-] a + r = ar ē + r = ēr epenthetic au [-o-] + r = aur [-or-]
to bear, carry; to bring; to give birth to bairan
bar bērum baurans

See the complete paradigm of the conjugation of strong verbs