See also: agĕṅ and -agen

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Variant of again.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

agen (not comparable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of again
    • 1832-1837, John Clare, Approaching Night
      O, how I long to be agen
      That poor and independent man,
      With labour's lot from morn to night
      And books to read at candle light;

PrepositionEdit

agen

  1. Obsolete spelling of again

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IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch agent, from French agent, from Latin agēns.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.ɡɛn/
  • Hyphenation: a‧gèn

NounEdit

agen

  1. agent

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From awe +‎ -en.

VerbEdit

agen

  1. Alternative form of awen

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Old French aagier; equivalent to age +‎ -en.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

agen

  1. (usually in the past participle) to become older; to age.
ConjugationEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: age
  • Scots: age
ReferencesEdit

Old EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Variant of Old English ongēan (again, eft, back).

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /ɑˈjeːn/

PrepositionEdit

aġēn

  1. against, contra
    Se þe nis aġēn ēow, se is for ēow.
    Who is not against you, is for you.
    Þīn brōðor hæfþ ǣnig þing aġēn þē.
    Thy brother hath ought against thee.

AdverbEdit

aġēn

  1. again, anew
    Þe þē slihþ on þīn gewenge, wend ōðer aġēn.
    Who strikes thee on thine cheek, offer also the other.
    Þā wende hē on scype aġēn.
    Then he went into the ship again.

PrefixEdit

aġēn

  1. again, eft, back
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Literally ‘owned’: originally the past participle of āgan. Corresponding to Old Saxon ēgan (Dutch eigen), Old High German eigan (German eigen), Old Norse eiginn (Swedish egen).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑː.ɡen/, [ˈɑː.ɣen]

AdjectiveEdit

āgen

  1. own
    Godes āgen bearn.God’s own child. (Cædmon’s Metrical Paraphrase)
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

agen

  1. definite singular of ag

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