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eg (not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of e.g.

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Etymology 1 edit

From Dutch echt.

Adjective edit

eg (attributive egte, comparative egter, superlative egste)

  1. real

Adverb edit

eg

  1. Emphasizes the authenticity of the modified adjective
    Potjiekos is 'n verwysing na 'n eg Suid-Afrikaanse kooktegniek

Etymology 2 edit

From Dutch eg.

Noun edit

eg (plural êe or egge)

  1. (agriculture) harrow
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Etymology 3 edit

From Dutch eggen.

Verb edit

eg (present eg, present participle eggende, past participle geëg)

  1. to harrow; to work the land with a harrow
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Etymology edit

From Old Norse eik, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyǵ- (oak).

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eg c (singular definite egen, plural indefinite ege)

  1. oak, oak tree (tree or wood)

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Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɛx/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: eg
  • Rhymes: -ɛx

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle Dutch egge, ultimately from the root of egge (corner, edge), similar to German eggen (to harrow).

Noun edit

eg f (plural eggen, diminutive egje n)

  1. harrow
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Descendants edit
  • Afrikaans: eg, ê

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit

eg

  1. inflection of eggen:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. imperative

Anagrams edit

Faroese edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse ek, from Proto-Norse ᛖᚲ (ek), from Proto-Germanic *ek (whence also Old English , Old High German ih), from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂.

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Pronoun edit

eg (plural vit, possessive adjectives mín, mítt)

  1. I (first-person singular personal pronoun)
    Eg eti døgurða.
    I am eating dinner.

Declension edit

Synonyms edit

  • jeg (Suðuroy dialect)

Further reading edit

  • "eg" at Sprotin.fo

Icelandic edit

Alternative forms edit

  • ek (very archaic)
  • ég (modern)

Etymology edit

From older Icelandic ek, from Old Norse ek, from Proto-Norse ᛖᚲ (ek), from Proto-Germanic *ek, from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂. Compare with Faroese eg, Norn eg and Norwegian Nynorsk eg.

Pronoun edit

eg

  1. (poetic, archaic) I (first-person singular personal pronoun)

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Noun edit

eg (plural eg dem or egs dem, quantified eg)

  1. Alternative spelling of egg

Middle English edit

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Old Norse egg, from Proto-Germanic *ajją, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm. Doublet of ey.

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Noun edit

eg (plural egges)

  1. (chiefly Northern) egg
    Synonym: (more common) ey

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Norn edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse ek, from Proto-Norse ᛖᚲ (ek), from Proto-Germanic *ek, from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂.

Pronoun edit

eg

  1. I (first-person singular personal pronoun)

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse ek, from Proto-Norse ᛖᚲ (ek), from Proto-Germanic *ek, from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂. Akin to English I.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɛː(ɡ)/, /eː(ɡ)/
  • (Widespread forms) IPA(key): /eː(ɡ)/, /ɛː(ɡ)/, /æː(ɡ)/, as well as forms based on je or jeg in Eastern areas.
    • (Romsdal/Sunndal/Lesja) IPA(key): /iː/
    • (Selbu/Lierne) IPA(key): /iː/
  • (Diphthongised forms) IPA(key): /eiː(ɡ)/, /ɛːɪ/, /ɪɛɡ/
    • (Namdal) IPA(key): [ɛɪːɡ], [ɛɪːɣ]
    • (Sunnmøre) IPA(key): [a̝ːi], [ɛːɪ], [eːɪ]
    • (Flå, Horg) IPA(key): [ɛi]
    • (North-Østerdalen) IPA(key): [ɛi], [ɛɪ]
      • (Settler dialects in Bardu) IPA(key): [ɛɪ]
    • (Setesdal) IPA(key): [i̞eɡ], [ɪɛ̝ɡ̥]

Pronoun edit

eg (accusative meg)

  1. I (first-person singular personal pronoun)

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Noun edit

eg n (definite singular eget, uncountable)

  1. (metaphysics) I, ego

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Old English edit

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Noun edit

ēġ f

  1. Alternative form of īeġ

Pumpokol edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Yeniseian *ʔes. Compare Kott ēš, Arin es, . Also from the same root is Pumpokol (sky).

Noun edit

eg

  1. God

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Verb edit

eg

  1. imperative of ega