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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch tegen, tjegen, from te jegen, the latter from Old Dutch gegin, from Proto-Germanic *gagin. See also jegens.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈteːɣə(n)/
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  • Rhymes: -eːɣən

PrepositionEdit

tegen

  1. against
  2. to, towards
    lief tegen iemand doento act friendly towards someone

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DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: teen

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Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English teohhian, teohgian (to determine, intend, propose; consider, think, judge, estimate)

VerbEdit

tegen (third-person singular simple present tegeth, present participle tegende, simple past and past participle teged)

  1. To ordain, fix, decree
    • Heu michi quia incolatus meus prolongatus est; wumme þat ich shal wunien on uncuðe erde, and þat min biwist is teged here swo longe. — Trinity Homilies, 1225

ReferencesEdit

  • Middle English Dictionary

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

tegen

  1. definite singular of teg

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