Dutch edit

Etymology edit

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Pronunciation edit

Interfix edit

-en-

  1. Genitival interfix indicating that the former element is a characteristic of the latter; sometimes connotes countability or plurality.
    paard (horse) + ‎-en- + ‎kracht (power) → ‎paardenkracht (horsepower)
    tulp (tulip) + ‎-en- + ‎bol (bulb) → ‎tulpenbol (tulip bulb)

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German edit

Etymology edit

From -en, Middle High German -en.

Interfix edit

-en-

  1. Alternative form of -n-
    Mensch + ‎-en- + ‎Welt → ‎Menschenwelt
    Frau + ‎-en- + ‎Versammlung → ‎Frauenversammlung (women's assembly, assembly of women)

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Polabian edit

Etymology edit

Derived from Proto-Slavic *-en-. Compare prüsenĕ from Proto-Slavic *prosenъ.

Suffix edit

-en-

  1. forms adjectives from nouns
    ai̯tă + -en-ai̯tenă
    komåi̯ + -en-kominenă
    lüi̯ + -en-lüjenă

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References edit

  • Kazimierz Polański (2010), Jan Okuniewski, editor, Gramatyka języka połabskiego[1] (in Polish), Katowice: Biblioteka Uniwersytetu Śląskiego, page 149

Romani edit

Alternative forms edit

  • -ěn- (International Standard)

Etymology edit

See -en.

Interfix edit

-en-

  1. Forms the oblique plural stem of oikoclitic nouns