Essen

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See also: essen and èssen

English[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Essen

  1. A major industrial city in North Rhine-Westphalia, in western Germany.
  2. A surname, from German​.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested as essen in 1379-1380. Derived from the plural form of es (ash, Fraxinus excelsior).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Es‧sen

Proper noun[edit]

Essen n

  1. A hamlet in Barneveld, Gelderland, Netherlands.

German[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɛsən/
  • Rhymes: -ɛsən

Etymology 1[edit]

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

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 Aachener Zeitung[1]:
      Mit Kindern gemeinsam Essen einkaufen gehen
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
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References[edit]

  • Essen” in Duden online

Etymology 2[edit]

See Esse

Noun[edit]

Essen

  1. plural of Esse

Etymology 3[edit]

In German-speaking countries, the name is often confused with essen, the infinitive of the verb for "eating," as well as sense 1 (food, eats), which is always capitalized, further adding to the confusion. The name itself is of disputed origin, found in its earliest form as Astnide, which could refer to a region of ash trees and be related to Esche.[1][2]

Proper noun[edit]

Essen n (genitive Essens)

  1. Essen (a major industrial city in North Rhine-Westphalia, in western Germany)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stadt Essen. "Origin of place names" (in German). Essen.de
  2. ^ Paul Derks: Der Ortsname Essen, in: Essener Beiträge 103 (1989/90), pp. 27–51

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