efen

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See also: efen-

Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *ebn, from Proto-Germanic *ebnaz.

Compare Old Frisian even, ivin, Old Saxon evan, eƀan, Old High German eban, Dutch even, effen, Old Norse jafn, Gothic 𐌹𐌱𐌽𐍃 (ibns).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈe.fen/, [ˈe.ven]

Adjective[edit]

efen

  1. even, equal
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

efen

  1. together
    englas ælbeorhte on efen blawað byman
    All-bright angels shall blow the trumpet together.
    (Exeter Book; Christ III; ll.880-1)
  2. evenly, equally

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: even

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ēbandaz (evening).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈeː.fen/, [ˈeː.ven]

Noun[edit]

ēfen m or n

  1. Alternative form of ǣfen

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

efen

  1. second-person singular possessive of efe