egen

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See also: égen and egén

Danish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

egen ‎(neuter eget, definite and plural egne)

  1. own
  2. private

Adjective[edit]

egen ‎(neuter egent or eget, definite and plural egne)

  1. peculiar
  2. odd
  3. strange

Noun[edit]

egen c

  1. singular definite of eg

Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German ēgenen. Cognate with English own, German eignen, from egen.

Verb[edit]

egen (past singular egen, past participle egent, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. (reflexive) to suit

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse eiginn

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

egen ‎(neuter singular egent, definite singular and plural egne)

  1. peculiar, odd
  2. obstinate, pertinacious, uncompromising
    Han er ganske egen av seg.
    He is quite pertinacious.

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Determiner[edit]

egen ‎(neuter singular eget, definite singular and plural egne)

  1. own (possessed by someone)
    Google slipper egen nettleser
    Google releases (its) own web browser

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

egen

  1. peculiar, eccentric, odd, unique, personal, individualistic
    Hon har den finaste och egnaste klädstilen.
    She has the finest and most unique fashion style.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of egen
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular egen egnare egnast
Neuter singular eget egnare egnast
Plural egna egnare egnast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 egne egnare egnaste
All egna egnare egnaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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Pronoun[edit]

egen

  1. own, of my own (belonging to one and only one (determiner))
    Jag vill ha en egen hund.
    I want a dog of my own.
    Det där är min alldeles egna häst.
    That is my very own horse.
    Boken är faktiskt min egen.
    The book is actually my own.

Usage notes[edit]

Variably classified as pronoun and adjective, where the set of inflections very much resembles that of an adjective, but they are used in somewhat different situations:

  • Following numbers, indefinite articles or possessive pronouns: egen, eget or egna depending on whether the noun is common, neuter or plural, respectively. (Had the word been a pure adjective, possessive pronouns would always have required the form "egna")
  • Following definite article, adjectives or adverbs (in particular the word alldeles): egna

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