awn

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle English aw(u)ne, agune, agene, from Old Danish aghn (compare modern avne), from Proto-Germanic *aganō, *ahanō 'chaff' (compare Old English ægnan, Frisian/Dutch agen, German Ahne, Agen), from Proto-Indo-European *aḱanā (compare Old Latin agna 'ear of wheat', Lithuanian ašnìs, Czech osina, Ancient Greek ἄκαινα (ákaina, spike, prick), ἄκανος (ákanos, pine-thistle), Sanskrit अशनि (aśáni, thunderbolt, arrow tip), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ (sharp). More at edge.

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Noun[edit]

awn (plural awns)

  1. The bristle or beard of barley, oats, grasses, etc., or any similar bristlelike appendage; arista.

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Middle Welsh[edit]

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awn

  1. first-person plural present indicative of mynet
  2. first-person singular imperfect indicative of mynet
  3. first-person plural imperative of mynet

Welsh[edit]

Alternative Forms[edit]

  • (first-person singular conditional): elwn

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Verb[edit]

awn

  1. first-person plural future of mynd (also present tense in the literary language)
  2. first-person singular conditional of mynd (also imperfect tense in the literary language)
  3. (literary) first-person plural imperative of mynd