eyen

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English eien, eyen, iȝen (nominative plural of eie), from Old English ēagan (nominative plural of ēage), from Proto-West Germanic *augōn (nominative plural of *augā), from Proto-Germanic *augōnō (nominative plural of *augô).

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Noun[edit]

eyen

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) plural of eye
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Qveene. [], London: [] [John Wolfe] for VVilliam Ponsonbie, OCLC 960102938, (please specify the book):
      While flashing beams do daze his feeble eyen.
    • 1897, William Morris, “Chapter VII. Birdalone Hath an Adventure in the Wood”, in The Water of the Wondrous Isles (Fantasy), Project Gutenberg, published 2005:
      But well are thine eyen set in thy head, wide apart, well opened, []

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

eyen

  1. Alternative form of eien