־ן

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Middle High German -en, a merger of various terminations in Old High German reflecting different conjugational patterns, namely -an, -ien, -on, -en, and -non, respectively from Proto-Germanic *-aną, *-janą, *-ōną, *-āną, and *-naną.

Suffix[edit]

־ן (-n)

  1. The infinitive marker for verbs, which can be appended to a noun or adjective that means X to create a verb that means "to make X" or "to do X"
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare German -en, Dutch -en.

Suffix[edit]

־ן (-n)

  1. A plural marker for regular nouns not ending in an unstressed ־ר (-r), ־ם (-m), ־ן (-n), or a vowel.
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Etymology 3[edit]

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Suffix[edit]

־ן (-n)

  1. Used to indicate the dative and accusative in the masculine form of adjectives and masculine declined nouns, and the dative in the neuter form of adjectives and neuter declined nouns.