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See also: -eie

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch eigen.

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 ēaġe, 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.
    • a. 1382, John Wycliffe, “Apocalips 1:14”, in Wycliffe's Bible:
      And the heed of hym and his heeris weren whijt, as whijt wolle, and as snow; and the iȝen of hym as flawme of fier.
      And his head and his hairs were white, as white wool, and like snow, and his eyes were like fire's flame.
      c. 1400, Geoffrey Chaucer, “The Nun's Priest's Tale”, in The Canterbury Tales, lines 3168-3169:
      So mote I brouke wel myne eyen tweye / Saue ye I herde neuere man so synge.
      So might I have used well my two eyes / But for you, I've heard no man sing like that.
  2. (figuratively) A highly valued or regarded object.
  3. Vision, knowledge or perception.
  4. A hole, spot, or other object resembling an eye.
DescendantsEdit

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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