Last modified on 20 May 2014, at 19:09

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛːɡ/, [ɛːˀɡ̊], [ɛjˀ], [ɛwˀ]
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse egg, from Proto-Germanic *ajją, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm (egg).

NounEdit

æg n (singular definite ægget, plural indefinite æg)

  1. egg
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse egg (edge), from Proto-Germanic *agjō (edge), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ- (sharp).

NounEdit

æg c (singular definite æggen, plural indefinite ægge)

  1. edge
InflectionEdit

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *ajjaz, West Germanic variant of *ajją, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm. Compare Old Saxon and Old High German ei, Old Norse egg (whence modern English egg was borrowed).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ǣġ n

  1. egg
    Ðæt æg getacnaþ ðone halgan hiht. The egg signals the holy hope. (Ælfric’s Homilies)

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: ey
    • English: ey

Derived termsEdit