egen

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Danish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

egen (neuter eget, definite and plural egne)

  1. own
  2. private

Adjective[edit]

egen (neuter egent or eget, definite and plural egne)

  1. peculiar
  2. odd
  3. strange

Noun[edit]

egen c

  1. definite singular of eg

Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German ēgenen. Cognate with English own, German eignen, from egen.

Verb[edit]

egen (past singular egen, past participle egent, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. (reflexive) to suit

Conjugation[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse eiginn

Adjective[edit]

egen (neuter singular egent, definite singular and plural egne)

  1. peculiar, odd
  2. obstinate, pertinacious, uncompromising
    Han er ganske egen av seg.
    He is quite pertinacious.

Derived terms[edit]

Determiner[edit]

egen (neuter singular eget, definite singular and plural egne)

  1. own (possessed by someone)
    Google slipper egen nettleser
    Google releases (its) own web browser

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

egen

  1. peculiar, eccentric, odd, unique, personal, individualistic
    Hon har den finaste och egnaste klädstilen.
    She has the finest and most unique fashion style.

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

egen

  1. own, of my own (belonging to one and only one (determiner))
    Jag vill ha en egen hund.
    I want a dog of my own.
    Det där är min alldeles egna häst.
    That is my very own horse.
    Boken är faktiskt min egen.
    The book is actually my own.

Usage notes[edit]

Variably classified as pronoun and adjective, where the set of inflections very much resembles that of an adjective, but they are used in somewhat different situations:

  • Following numbers, indefinite articles or possessive pronouns: egen, eget or egna depending on whether the noun is common, neuter or plural, respectively. (Had the word been a pure adjective, possessive pronouns would always have required the form "egna")
  • Following definite article, adjectives or adverbs (in particular the word alldeles): egna

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