DanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse egg n (egg), from Proto-Germanic *ajją, cognate with Norwegian egg, Swedish ägg, German Ei (English egg is a loan from Old Norse). The Germanic noun derives from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm (egg), cf Latin ōvum, Ancient Greek ᾠόν (ōión), and Polish jajo.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛːˀɡ/, [ˈɛˀɡ̊], (Jutlandic) IPA(key): [ˈɛˀj]
  • (file)

NounEdit

æg n (singular definite ægget, plural indefinite æg)

  1. egg
InflectionEdit
Usage notesEdit

When used as the first part of a compound, an -e interfix may be inserted. This is usually optional, e.g. æggeleder/ægleder, æggebakke/ægbakke, æggeskal/ægskal. One form may be more common at a given time.

ReferencesEdit

æg,1” in Den Danske Ordbog

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse egg f (edge), from Proto-Germanic *agjō, cognate with English edge and German Ecke (corner).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛːˀɡ/, [ˈɛˀɡ̊].

NounEdit

æg c (singular definite æggen, plural indefinite ægge)

  1. edge of a blade
InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

æg,2” in Den Danske Ordbog

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

æg

  1. imperative of ægge

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *aij, from Proto-Germanic *ajją, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ǣġ n (nominative plural ǣġru)

  1. egg

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: ey, æȝe, aye, ei
    • English: ey

Old SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse egg, from Proto-Germanic *ajją.

NounEdit

æg n

  1. egg

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit