See also: tåken

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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.

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

taken

  1. past participle of take

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

VerbEdit

taken

  1. (archaic, dialectal) to take, to grasp
  2. (archaic, dialectal) to touch
InflectionEdit
Inflection 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 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

NounEdit

taken

  1. Plural form of taak

AnagramsEdit


Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

tāken

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

InflectionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: taken
  • Limburgish: take

Further readingEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

VerbEdit

taken (third-person singular simple present taketh, present participle takinge, simple past toke, 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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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

taken (plural takenes)

  1. (Northern, early) Alternative form of token

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

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

  1. (Northern) Alternative form of toknen

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

taken

  1. definite plural of tak

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