mægen

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

mægen

  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of mayn

Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *maganą, *maginą, whence also Old Saxon megin, Old High German magan, megin, Old Norse magn, megin, megn. See also magan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mæġen n (nominative plural mæġnu)

  1. strength, power, might
    Ðæt mycle mæġen minra handa.The mighty power of my hands.
    mæġendǣdmighty deed
    mæġencræftmain force, great strength
    mæġenbyrþentremendous burden, huge load
  2. force, army
    Sibbe no wolde wið manna hwone mæġenes Deniga.He wanted no peace with any man of the Danish forces. (Beowulf, ll. 154-5)
  3. virtue, efficacy, efficiency
  4. (in compounds) very
    mæġenheardvery hard

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: main
  • English: maegen