agen

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See also: agĕṅ and -agen

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of again.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

agen (not comparable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of again
    • 1832-1837, John Clare, Approaching Night
      O, how I long to be agen
      That poor and independent man,
      With labour's lot from morn to night
      And books to read at candle light;

Preposition[edit]

agen

  1. Obsolete spelling of again

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch agent, from French agent, from Latin agēns.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.ɡɛn/
  • Hyphenation: a‧gèn

Noun[edit]

agen

  1. agent

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From awe +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

agen

  1. Alternative form of awen

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Old French aagier; equivalent to age +‎ -en.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

agen

  1. (usually in the past participle) to become older; to age.
Conjugation[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • English: age
  • Scots: age
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Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Variant of Old English ongēan (again, eft, back).

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ɑˈjeːn/

Preposition[edit]

aġēn

  1. against, contra
    Se þe nis aġēn ēow, se is for ēow.
    Who is not against you, is for you.
    Þīn brōðor hæfþ ǣnig þing aġēn þē.
    Thy brother hath ought against thee.

Adverb[edit]

aġēn

  1. again, anew
    Þe þē slihþ on þīn gewenge, wend ōðer aġēn.
    Who strikes thee on thine cheek, offer also the other.
    Þā wende hē on scype aġēn.
    Then he went into the ship again.

Prefix[edit]

aġēn

  1. again, eft, back
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Literally ‘owned’: originally the past participle of āgan. Corresponding to Old Saxon ēgan (Dutch eigen), Old High German eigan (German eigen), Old Norse eiginn (Swedish egen).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑː.ɡen/, [ˈɑː.ɣen]

Adjective[edit]

āgen

  1. own
    Godes āgen bearn.God’s own child. (Cædmon’s Metrical Paraphrase)
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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

agen

  1. definite singular of ag

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