ean

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See also: -ean, Ean, EAN, -eán, éan, and ἐάν

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English enen, from Old English ēanian ‎(to yean, bring forth young, bring forth lambs), from Proto-Germanic *aunōną ‎(to bring forth lambs).

Alternate etymology derives the Old English word from a corruption of Old English ēacnian ‎(to add, increase, be enlarged, be augmented, become pregnant, conceive, bring forth, produce), from ēacen ‎(increased, augmented), from ēaca ‎(an addition, increase, eeking), from Proto-Germanic *aukô ‎(increase), from Proto-Indo-European *aweg-, *awek- ‎(to increase). More at eke.

Verb[edit]

ean ‎(third-person singular simple present eans, present participle eaning, simple past and past participle eaned)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To bring forth young; to yean.

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Northern Sami[edit]

Verb[edit]

ean

  1. first-person dual present of ii