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egge (plural egges)

  1. Obsolete spelling of egg
    • 1665-1676, Sir John Lauder, Publications of the Scottish History Society, Vol. 36[1]:
      I was 5 moneth in France before I saw a boyled or roasted egge.
    • 1651, William Harvey, Exercitationes de generatione animalium[2]:
      The egge is, as it were, an exposed womb; wherein there is a substance concluded as the Representative and Substitute, or Vicar of the breasts.
    • 1566, William Adlington, The Golden Asse[3]:
      There after the images and reliques were orderly disposed, the great Priest compassed about with divers pictures according to the fashion of the Aegyptians, did dedicate and consecrate with certaine prayers a fair ship made very cunningly, and purified the same with a torch, an egge, and sulphur; the saile was of white linnen cloath, whereon was written certaine letters, which testified the navigation to be prosperous, the mast was of a great length, made of a Pine tree, round and very excellent with a shining top, the cabin was covered over with coverings of gold, and all the shippe was made of Citron tree very faire; then all the people as well religious as prophane tooke a great number of Vannes, replenished with odours and pleasant smells and threw them into the sea mingled with milke, untill the ship was filled up with large gifts and prosperous devotions, when as with a pleasant wind it launched out into the deep.


egge (third-person singular simple present egges, present participle egging, simple past and past participle egged)

  1. Obsolete spelling of egg
    • 1586, William Warner, Albion's England
      The neatresse, longing for the rest,
      Did egge him on to tell
      How faire she was, and who she was.




  1. plural of eg



Etymology 1Edit

Cognate to English edge.


egge f (plural eggen or egges, diminutive eggetje n)

  1. skewed, sharp side
  2. edge
  3. corner

Etymology 2Edit



  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of eggen




  1. First-person singular present of eggen.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of eggen.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of eggen.
  4. Imperative singular of eggen.