agen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of again.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

agen (not comparable)

  1. obsolete spelling of again
    • 1832-1837, John Clare, Approaching Night
      O, how I long to be agen
      That poor and independent man,
      With labour's lot from morn to night
      And books to read at candle light;

Preposition[edit]

agen

  1. obsolete spelling of again

Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Variant of Old English ongēan (again, eft, back).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Preposition[edit]

agēn

  1. against, contra
    Se ðe nis agēn eōw, se is for eōw. — Who is not against you, is for you.
    Ðín brōðor hæfþ ǣnig þing agēn ðē — Thy brother hath ought against thee.

Adverb[edit]

agēn

  1. again, anew
    Ðe ðé slihþ on ðín gewenge, wend óðer agén. Who strikes thee on thine cheek, offer also the other.
    Ðá wende he on scype agén. — Then he went into the ship again.

Prefix[edit]

agēn

  1. again, eft, back

Etymology 2[edit]

Literally ‘owned’: originally the past participle of āgan. Corresponding to Old Saxon ēgan (Dutch eigen), Old High German eigan (German eigen), Old Norse eiginn (Swedish egen).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

āgen

  1. own
    Godes agen bearn. God’s own child. (Cædmon’s Metrical Paraphrase)
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

agen

  1. definite singular of ag