agen

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See also: agĕṅ and -agen

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of again.

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

Anagrams[edit]


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 ðe nis agēn eōw, se is for eōw.
    Who is not against you, is for you.
    Ðín brōðor hæfþ ǣnig þing agēn ðē.
    Thy brother hath ought against thee.

Adverb[edit]

aġēn

  1. again, anew
    Ðe ðé slihþ on ðín gewenge, wend óðer agén.
    Who strikes thee on thine cheek, offer also the other.
    Ðá wende he on scype agén.
    Then he went into the ship again.

Prefix[edit]

aġēn

  1. again, eft, back

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]

Adjective[edit]

āgen

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

Noun[edit]

agen

  1. definite singular of ag