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), equivalent to take +‎ -en. Cognate with Scots takin, tane (taken), Icelandic tekin (taken), Swedish tagen (taken).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Statistics[edit]

Most common English words before 1923 in Project Gutenberg: given · hands · turned · #239: taken · end · rather · until

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
verbal noun
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]

Non-lemma forms.

Noun[edit]

taken

  1. Plural form of taak

Anagrams[edit]


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]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • taken”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

taken

  1. definite plural of tak