eage m (plural eages)
- age (amount of time something has existed)
- ēġe (Anglian)
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.
ēage n (nominative plural ēagan)
- 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