Category:English irregular plurals ending in "-en"

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This category contains English irregular plurals formed by changing a final “-an” to “-en”, or by adding a final “-en” or “-ren”.

These are formed either via umlaut, meaning “changing the vowel for inflection, notably man/men, or from Old English weak noun inflection, where the plural is formed via suffixing -an/-ena/-um, depending on case, as in ox/oxen, or child/children; see -en: Etymology 2.

The vast majority of these are some compound involving man/men, or (less commonly) woman/women or child/children. A few others include brethren and oxen.

This category also includes plurals that are suffixed with “-en”, but do not necessarily end with the letters ⟨en⟩, e.g. shoon and kine.

Pages in category "English irregular plurals ending in "-en""

The following 19 pages are in this category, out of 19 total.