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See also: ken, Ken, KEN, kén, kèn, kēn, and kěn

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-ken n (plural -kens)

  1. Alternative form of -ke

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From -ken, German Low German form of standard -chen, from Middle Low German -kin, from Old Saxon -kīn.

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-ken n (plural 1 -ken, plural 2 -kens, plural 3 -kes)

  1. (colloquial, regional, Northern Germany, Westphalia) used to make diminutives
    Haus → Häuskenlittle house
    Pulle → Pülleken (in plural: Pülleken, Püllekens, Püllekes)little bottle

Usage notesEdit

  • After stops, particulary after k, a linking -s- is often inserted: PackPäcksken (see Päckchen (parcel)).
  • Sometimes an old linking -e- is also preserved: MannMänneken (see derived terms below).

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-ken n (plural -kens or -kes)

  1. used to make diminutives

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-ken

  1. Rōmaji transcription of けん

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Made a suffix with a y in front of it from iken.

SuffixEdit

-ken

  1. while, when
    19 yaşımdayken
    when I was 19