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See also: agĕṅ and -agen

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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

AnagramsEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

agen

  1. Alternative form of awen

Old EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /ɑˈjeːn/

PrepositionEdit

aġēn

  1. against, contra
    Se ðe nis agēn eōw, se is for eōw.
    Who is not against you, is for you.
    Ðín brōðor hæfþ ǣnig þing agēn ðē.
    Thy brother hath ought against thee.

AdverbEdit

aġēn

  1. again, anew
    Ðe ðé slihþ on ðín gewenge, wend óðer agén.
    Who strikes thee on thine cheek, offer also the other.
    Ðá wende he on scype agén.
    Then he went into the ship again.

PrefixEdit

aġēn

  1. again, eft, back

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): /ˈɑːɡen/, [ˈɑːɣen]

AdjectiveEdit

āgen

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

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

agen

  1. definite singular of ag