־ן

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Middle High German -en, a merger of various terminations in Old High German reflecting different conjugational patterns, namely -an, -ien, -on, -en, and -non, respectively from Proto-Germanic *-aną, *-janą, *-ōną, *-āną, and *-naną.

Suffix[edit]

־ן ‎(-n)

  1. The infinitive marker for verbs, which can be appended to a noun or adjective that means X to create a verb that means "to make X" or "to do X"
Derived terms[edit]


Etymology 2[edit]

Compare German -en, Dutch -en.

Suffix[edit]

־ן ‎(-n)

  1. A plural marker for regular nouns not ending in an unstressed ־ר (-r), ־ם (-m), ־ן (-n), or a vowel.
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Etymology 3[edit]

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Suffix[edit]

־ן ‎(-n)

  1. Used to indicate the dative and accusative in the masculine form of adjectives and masculine declined nouns, and the dative in the neuter form of adjectives and neuter declined nouns.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Hebrew ־ָן ‎(-án).

Suffix[edit]

־ן ‎(-nm, plural ־נים ‎(-onem)

  1. Used to form nouns denoting people of a certain profession or who perform certain habitual actions.