eigen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *eigan, past participle of *eigan(to own), from Proto-Germanic *aiganą.

Adjective[edit]

eigen ‎(not comparable)

  1. own
  2. self

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of eigen
uninflected eigen
inflected eigen
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial eigen
indefinite m./f. sing. eigen
n. sing. eigen
plural eigen
definite eigen
partitive eigens

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German eigen, from Old High German eigan, from Proto-Germanic *aiganaz, the past participle of Proto-Germanic *aiganą. Cognate with Dutch eigen, English own.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaɪ̯ɡən/, [ˈʔaɪ̯ɡən], [ˈʔaɪ̯ɡŋ̍]
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

eigen ‎(comparative eigener or eigner, superlative am eigensten)

  1. own
  2. appropriate
  3. idiosyncratic
  4. innate
  5. peculiar
  6. private
  7. proprietary

Usage notes[edit]

  • The comparation forms are rather rare and may be considered incorrect by some language users.

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch *eigan, from Proto-Germanic *aiganą.

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Verb[edit]

eigen

  1. to receive
  2. to be required to have, to be owed
  3. (with te + infinitive) must, to be obliged to
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Etymology 2[edit]

Former past participle of the verb.

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Adjective[edit]

eigen

  1. subordinate, in servitude
  2. owned, belonging (to someone else)
  3. own, of oneself, proper
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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse eiginn.

Adjective[edit]

eigen m ‎(feminine eiga, neuter eige, plural eigne)

  1. own (belonging to (determiner))
    Dei har fått seg eige hus no.
    They have gotten their own house now.
  2. special, unique
    Det er noko eige over dette.
    There is something special about this.

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