See also: tåken

English edit

 
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Etymology edit

From Middle English taken, takenn, from Old English tacen, *ġetacen, from Old Norse tekinn, from Proto-Germanic *tēkanaz, past participle of Proto-Germanic *tēkaną (to take; grasp; touch). Cognate with Scots takin, tane, Danish tagen, Swedish tagen, Icelandic tekin.

Morphologically take +‎ -n.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈteɪkən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪkən
  • Hyphenation: tak‧en

Adjective edit

taken (not comparable)

  1. Infatuated; fond of or attracted to.
    He was very taken with the girl, I hear.
  2. (informal) In a serious romantic relationship.
    I can't ask her out, she's taken.

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Verb edit

taken

  1. past participle of take
    • 1662, John Baxter, A Saint Or a Brute [] [1], page 26:
      No doubt many a journey you have rode and gone, and many a hard daies labour you have taken, and ſharpened perhaps with care and grief []

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Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle Dutch tāken, from Old Dutch *takan, from Proto-West Germanic *takan (to take; grasp, touch), from Proto-Germanic *takaną (to touch, grasp; take).

Verb edit

taken

  1. (archaic, dialectal) to take, to grasp
  2. (archaic, dialectal) to touch
Inflection edit
Conjugation of taken (weak)
infinitive taken
past singular taakte
past participle getaakt
infinitive taken
gerund taken n
present tense past tense
1st person singular taak taakte
2nd person sing. (jij) taakt taakte
2nd person sing. (u) taakt taakte
2nd person sing. (gij) taakt taakte
3rd person singular taakt taakte
plural taken taakten
subjunctive sing.1 take taakte
subjunctive plur.1 taken taakten
imperative sing. taak
imperative plur.1 taakt
participles takend getaakt
1) Archaic.

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun edit

taken

  1. plural of taak

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Middle Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From Old Dutch *takan, from Proto-West Germanic *takan (to take; grasp, touch), from Proto-Germanic *takaną (to touch, grasp; take).

Verb edit

tāken

  1. to take, to grab
  2. to get, to achieve

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Descendants edit

  • Dutch: taken
  • Limburgish: take

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Middle English edit

Etymology 1 edit

From late Old English tacan, from Old Norse taka, from Proto-Germanic *tēkaną (to touch, grasp).

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Verb edit

taken (third-person singular simple present taketh, present participle takinge, first-/third-person singular past indicative tok, past participle taken)

  1. to take
    • c. 1400, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, General Prologue, lines 33–34:
      And made forward erly for to ryse / To take our wey, ther as I yow devyse.
      And made agreement that we'd early rise / To take the road, as I will to you apprise.
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taken

  1. present indicative/subjunctive plural of taken (to take)

Etymology 3 edit

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taken

  1. past participle of taken (to take)

Etymology 4 edit

Noun edit

taken (plural takenes)

  1. (Northern, Early Middle English) Alternative form of token

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Verb edit

taken (third-person singular simple present taketh, present participle takende, takynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle taked)

  1. (Northern) Alternative form of toknen

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Noun edit

taken

  1. definite plural of tak

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