See also: -eie

AfrikaansEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch eigen, from Middle Dutch eigen, from Old Dutch *eigan.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

eie (attributive eie, not comparable)

  1. own (belonging to oneself)
    Jy het jou eie pen, jy hoef nie myne te gebruik nie.
    You have your own pen, you needn’t use mine.

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English ēage, from Proto-Germanic *augô, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ókʷs.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛi̯(ə)/, /ˈiː(ə)/

NounEdit

eie (plural eien)

  1. An eye.
  2. (figurative) A highly valued or regarded object.
  3. Vision, knowledge or perception.
  4. A hole, spot, or other object resembling an eye.
DescendantsEdit
  • English: eye
    • Sranan Tongo: ai
  • Scots: ee

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English eġe.

NounEdit

eie

  1. Alternative form of eye

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse eiga. Cognate with Danish eje, Swedish äga, Faroese eiga, Icelandic eiga, and English owe.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

eie (imperative ei, present tense eier, passive eies, simple past eide or eiet or åtte, past participle eid or eiet or ått)

  1. to own (have rightful possession of)

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