megen

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish mikin, originally an accusative form of mikil, from Old Norse mikill, from Proto-Germanic *mikilaz, cognate with Norwegian mye, Swedish mycken, mycket, English much and Gothic 𐌼𐌹𐌺𐌹𐌻𐍃 (mikils). The older form with l is retained in some placenames like Møgeltønder. The Germanic adjective goes back to Proto-Indo-European *méǵh₂s (big), compare Ancient Greek μέγας (mégas) and Latin magnus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmajən], [ˈmɑjn̩]

Adjective[edit]

megen (neuter meget, comparative mere, superlative mest)

  1. (great quantity): much, a lot

Usage notes[edit]

  • The common form megen is by large supplanted by the neuter form meget:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

megen” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog