awn

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English aw(u)ne, agune, agene, from Old Danish aghn (compare modern Danish avne), from Proto-Germanic *aganō, *ahanō(chaff) (compare Old English ægnan, Dutch agen, German Ahne, Agen), from Proto-Indo-European *aḱanā (compare Latin agna(ear of wheat), Lithuanian ašnìs(edge, blade), Czech osina, Ancient Greek ἄκαινα(ákaina, spike, prick), ἄκανος(ákanos, pine-thistle), Sanskrit अशनि(aśáni, thunderbolt, arrow tip), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ-(sharp). More at edge.

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Noun[edit]

awn (plural awns)

An ear of a wild rye species, showing the conspicuous awns
  1. The bristle or beard of barley, oats, grasses, etc., or any similar bristlelike appendage; arista.

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Middle Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

awn

  1. first-person plural present indicative of mynet
  2. first-person singular imperfect indicative of mynet
  3. first-person plural imperative of mynet

Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (first-person singular conditional): elwn

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

awn

  1. inflection of mynd:
    1. first-person plural present indicative / future
    2. first-person singular conditional
    3. (literary) first-person plural imperative

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
awn unchanged unchanged hawn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.