taken

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English taken, takenn, from Old English tacen, *ġetacen, from Old Norse tekinn, from Proto-Germanic *tēkanaz, past participle of Proto-Germanic *tēkaną (to take; grasp; touch). Cognate with Scots takin, tane, Danish tagen, Swedish tagen, Icelandic tekin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈteɪkən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪkən
  • Hyphenation: tak‧en

Adjective[edit]

taken (not comparable)

  1. Infatuated; fond of or attracted to.
    He was very taken with the girl, I hear.
  2. (informal) In a serious romantic relationship.
    I can't ask her out, she's taken.

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

taken

  1. past participle of take

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch tāken, from Old Dutch *takan, from Proto-Germanic *takaną (to touch).

Verb[edit]

taken

  1. (archaic, dialectal) to take, to grasp
  2. (archaic, dialectal) to touch
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of taken (weak)
infinitive taken
past singular taakte
past participle getaakt
infinitive taken
gerund taken n
present tense past tense
1st person singular taak taakte
2nd person sing. (jij) taakt taakte
2nd person sing. (u) taakt taakte
2nd person sing. (gij) taakt taakte
3rd person singular taakt taakte
plural taken taakten
subjunctive sing.1 take taakte
subjunctive plur.1 taken taakten
imperative sing. taak
imperative plur.1 taakt
participles takend getaakt
1) Archaic.

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

taken

  1. Plural form of taak

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *takan, from Proto-Germanic *takaną (to touch).

Verb[edit]

tāken

  1. to take, to grab
  2. to get, to achieve

Inflection[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: taken
  • Limburgish: take

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From late Old English tacan, from Old Norse taka, from Proto-Germanic *tēkaną (to touch, grasp).

Verb[edit]

taken (third-person singular simple present taketh, present participle takinge, first-/third-person singular past indicative toke, past participle taken)

  1. to take
    • c. 1400, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, General Prologue, lines 33-34:
      And made forward erly for to ryse / To take our wey, ther as I yow devyse.
      And made agreement that we'd early rise / To take the road, as I will to you apprise.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

taken (plural takenes)

  1. (Northern, early) Alternative form of token

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

taken (third-person singular simple present taketh, present participle takende, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle taked)

  1. (Northern) Alternative form of toknen

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

taken

  1. definite plural of tak

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