Main definitions of -en in English

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-en1

suffix

  • 1(forming verbs from adjectives) denoting the development, creation, or intensification of a state.

    ‘widen’
    ‘deepen’
  • 2Forming verbs from nouns (such as strengthen from strength).

Origin

Old English -nian, of Germanic origin.

Pronunciation

-en

/(ə)n/

Main definitions of -en in English

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-en2

(also -n)

suffix

  • 1(forming adjectives from nouns) made or consisting of.

    ‘earthen’
    ‘woollen’
  • 2(forming adjectives from nouns) resembling.

    ‘golden’

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin.

Pronunciation

-en

/(ə)n/

Main definitions of -en in English

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-en3

(also -n)

suffix

  • 1Forming past participles of strong verbs as a regular inflection.

    ‘spoken’
  • 2Forming past participles of strong verbs as an adjective.

    ‘mistaken’
    ‘torn’

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin.

Pronunciation

-en

/(ə)n/

Main definitions of -en in English

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-en4

suffix

  • Forming the plural of a few nouns such as children, oxen.

Origin

Middle English reduction of the earlier suffix -an.

Pronunciation

-en

/(ə)n/

Main definitions of -en in English

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-en5

suffix

  • Forming diminutives of nouns (such as chicken, maiden).

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin.

Pronunciation

-en

/ɪn/

Main definitions of -en in English

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-en6

suffix

  • 1Forming feminine nouns.

    ‘vixen’
  • 2Forming abstract nouns.

    ‘burden’

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin.

Pronunciation

-en

/(ə)n/