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NounEdit

eage m (plural eages)

  1. age (amount of time something has existed)

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EtymologyEdit

From West Germanic *augā [ˈɑu̯.ɣɑː], from a remodeled form of Proto-Germanic *augô. Cognate with Old Frisian āge, Old Saxon ōga, Old Saxon ōga, Old High German ouga, Old Norse auga, Gothic 𐌰𐌿𐌲𐍉 (augō). The [ɣ] in the nominative singular, where [j] would be expected, was apparently leveled in from the other inflections, where a following [ɑ] prevented palatalization.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈæːɑ̯ɡe/, [ˈæːɑ̯ɣe]

NounEdit

ēage n (nominative plural ēagan)

  1. eye
    Hēo hæfþ hiere ēagan beclȳsed and hīwaþ swilċe hēo slāpe.
    She has her eyes closed and is pretending to be asleep.
    • Exeter Book:
      ēagum to wynne
      to their eyes' delight

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NounEdit

eage m (oblique plural eages, nominative singular eages, nominative plural eage)

  1. Alternative form of aage