Essen

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Proper noun[edit]

Essen

  1. A large industrial city in Germany.
  2. A surname​.

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German[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German ezzan, akin to Old Saxon etan, compare Dutch eten.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Essen n (genitive Essens, plural Essen)

  1. gerund of essen; eating
    Das Trinken lernt der Mensch schon früh, und später erst das Essen.
    So soll der Mensch aus Dankbarkeit das Trinken nicht vergessen.
    Man learns to drink early on, and only later to eat.
    So man will not, out of gratitude, forget to drink.
  2. meal
  3. food
  4. groceries
    Man sollte mit den Kindern Essen einkaufen gehen
    One should buy groceries together with the kids.
    • 2010 July 28, “Mit Kindern gemeinsam Essen einkaufen gehen”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1]:
      Mit Kindern gemeinsam Essen einkaufen gehen
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old High German essa.

Noun[edit]

Essen

  1. plural of Esse

Proper noun[edit]

Essen n (genitive Essens)

  1. A large industrial city in Germany.