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eigen

See also: eigen-

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *eigan, past participle of *eigan (to own), from Proto-Germanic *aiganą.

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eigen (not comparable)

  1. own
  2. self

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German eigan, corresponding to Proto-Germanic *aiganaz, the past participle of Proto-Germanic *aiganą. Compare Dutch eigen, English own.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈʔaɪ̯ɡŋ̩], [ˈʔaɪ̯ɡən]
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

eigen (not comparable)

  1. own
  2. appropriate
  3. idiosyncratic
  4. innate
  5. peculiar
  6. private
  7. proprietary

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse eiginn.

AdjectiveEdit

eigen m (feminine eiga, neuter eige, plural eigne)

  1. own (belonging to (determiner))
    Dei har fått seg eige hus no.
    They have gotten their own house now.
  2. special, unique
    Det er noko eige over dette.
    There is something special about this.

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