ägg

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse egg, from Proto-Germanic *ajją, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm.

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ägg n

  1. (biology, countable) egg; the female primary cell, the ovum
  2. (zoology, countable) egg; an approximately spherical or ellipsoidal body produced by birds, snakes, insects and other animals housing the embryo during its development.
  3. (countable) The egg of a hen, goose, quail or other bird used by humans as food.
  4. (uncountable) The contents of one or more (hen's usually) eggs used as a food.

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