See also: eigen-

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛi̯ɣə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ei‧gen
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯ɣən

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

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: eie
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: egn
  • Jersey Dutch: āixe
  • Negerhollands: eegen, eigen
  • Sranan Tongo: eigi

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German eigen, from Old High German eigan, from Proto-West Germanic *aigan, 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 (strong nominative masculine singular eigener or eigner, comparative (rare) eigener or eigner, superlative (rare) am eigensten)

  1. own, peculiar or private to someone, idiosyncratic, proper or proprietary

Usage notesEdit

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

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • eigen” in Duden online
  • eigen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

ManchuEdit

RomanizationEdit

eigen

  1. Romanization of ᡝᡳᡤᡝᠨ

Middle DutchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Dutch *eigan, from Proto-West Germanic *aigan.

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


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse eiginn. Akin to English own.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /²æɪʝɛn/, /²æɪɛn/, /²æɪɡɛn/

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, peculiar
    Det er noko eige over dette.
    There is something special about this.

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit


West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian egen, ultimately from Proto-West Germanic *aigan. Compare with Dutch eigen, English own.

AdjectiveEdit

eigen

  1. own

InflectionEdit

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • eigen”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011