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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *eigan, past participle of *eigan (to own), from Proto-Germanic *aiganą.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

eigen (not comparable)

  1. own
  2. self

InflectionEdit

Inflection of eigen
uninflected eigen
inflected eigen
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial eigen
indefinite m./f. sing. eigen
n. sing. eigen
plural eigen
definite eigen
partitive eigens

Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German eigen, from Old High German eigan, from Proto-Germanic *aiganaz, the past participle of Proto-Germanic *aiganą. Cognate with Dutch eigen, English own.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈaɪ̯ɡən/, [ˈʔaɪ̯ɡən], [ˈʔaɪ̯ɡŋ̍]
  • (file)
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

eigen (comparative eigener or eigner, superlative am eigensten)

  1. own
  2. appropriate
  3. idiosyncratic
  4. innate
  5. peculiar
  6. private
  7. proprietary

Usage notesEdit

  • The comparison forms are rather rare and may be considered incorrect by some language users.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit


Middle DutchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Dutch *eigan, from Proto-Germanic *aiganą.

VerbEdit

eigen

  1. to receive
  2. to be required to have, to be owed
  3. (auxiliary, with te) must, to be obliged to
InflectionEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Former past participle of the verb.

AdjectiveEdit

eigen

  1. subordinate, in servitude
  2. owned, belonging (to someone else)
  3. own, of oneself, proper
InflectionEdit

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

Alternative formsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • eighin (III)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • eigen (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929
  • eigen (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse eiginn. Akin to English own.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /²æɪɡɛn/, /²æɪɛn/

AdjectiveEdit

eigen m (feminine eiga, neuter eige, plural eigne)

  1. own (belonging to (determiner))
    Dei har fått seg eige hus no.
    They have gotten their own house now.
  2. special, unique
    Det er noko eige over dette.
    There is something special about this.

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