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or ga·nof also gon·if  (gä′nəf)
A thief, scoundrel, or rascal.

[Yiddish, from Hebrew gannāb, to steal; see gnb in Semitic roots.]


(ˈɡɑːnəf) ,








an unscrupulous opportunist who stoops to sharp practice
[from Yiddish, from Hebrew gannābh thief, from gānnabh he stole]


(ˈgɑ nəf)

also gonif

n. Slang.
a thief, swindler, crook, or rascal.
[1920–25; < Yiddish < Hebrew gannābh]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ganef - (Yiddish) a thief or dishonest person or scoundrel (often used as a general term of abuse)
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law
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In Bulgaria, for example, reforms in 1998 sought to ensure the political independence of the public broadcaster BNT, yet the specialized agency NCRT (renamed CEM in 2001) established to oversee BNT and to select its general directors is not politically independent as its members are appointed by the president and the parliamentary majority (Smilova, Smilov, & Ganev, 2011).
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Auparavant, le documentaire [beaucoup moins que] Fete de l'espoir [beaucoup plus grand que] a ete projete en hommage au cineaste bulgare et ami de l'Algerie, Christo Ganev, dans lequel ce dernier a exprime sa solidarite et son attachement a l'Algerie.
A diminuicao da ocorrencia de defeitos na madeira apos o lixamento com lixa de granulometria 100 esta de acordo com resultados obtidos por Hall e Heard (1982), Lihra e Ganev (1999) citado por De Moura (2006), que destacam que as irregularidades deixadas por lixas mais grosseiras diminuem quando a madeira e submetida a uma nova operacao de lixamento com lixa de granulometria mais fina.
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