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See also: -ean, Ean, EAN, -eán, éan, and ἐάν

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English enen, from Old English ēanian (to yean, bring forth young, bring forth lambs), from Proto-Germanic *aunōną (to bring forth lambs).

An alternate etymology derives the Old English word from a corruption of Old English ēacnian (to add, increase, be enlarged, be augmented, become pregnant, conceive, bring forth, produce), from ēacen (increased, augmented), from ēaca (an addition, increase, eeking), from Proto-Germanic *aukô (increase), from Proto-Indo-European *aweg-, *awek- (to increase). More at eke.

VerbEdit

ean (third-person singular simple present eans, present participle eaning, simple past and past participle eaned)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To bring forth young; to yean.

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PronunciationEdit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈea̯n/

VerbEdit

ean

  1. first-person dual present of ii

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