engraven

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From engrave +‎ -en.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

engraven

  1. (obsolete) past participle of engrave

Etymology 2[edit]

Alteration of engrave, influenced by verbs formed with the circumfix en- -en.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

engraven (third-person singular simple present engravens, present participle engravening, simple past and past participle engravened)

  1. (obsolete, chiefly literary and figurative) Engrave.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Oxford English Dictionary (2007) refers to the circumfix as a prefix and a suffix.