æg

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛːɡ/, [ɛːˀɡ̊], [ɛjˀ], [ɛwˀ]
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

æg n (singular definite ægget, plural indefinite æg)

  1. egg
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse egg (edge), from Proto-Germanic *agjō (edge), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ- (sharp).

Noun[edit]

æg c (singular definite æggen, plural indefinite ægge)

  1. edge
Inflection[edit]

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ajjaz, West Germanic variant of *ajją, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm. Compare Old Saxon and Old High German ei, Old Norse egg (whence modern English egg was borrowed).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ǣġ n

  1. egg
    Ðæt æg getacnaþ ðone halgan hiht. The egg signals the holy hope. (Ælfric’s Homilies)

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: ey
    • English: ey

Derived terms[edit]