Definition of e'en in English:

e'en

contraction

literary
  • Even.

    • ‘‘My good young man, eat up,’ said the priest, his face silhouetted, e'en for a dearth of sunlight to cast shadows in the cell-room.’
    • ‘Tis serfitude pure and simple, e'en as the words of Kipling echo about my head.’
    • ‘Beyond, the temple was larger than it had looked, e'en to the trained hunter's gaze; a sickly air of the amber-light pervaded the columns of the temple, emanating like some swamp-illness from the cyclopean ruins of the moon-deity.’
    • ‘Dalmius nursed the invigorating fire-drink from a horn-flask, ensconced in leather, e'en as his thin hands trembled.’
    • ‘Atop his head was a headdress of leaves; his skin was painted a dark tincture of blue, and his fair eyes shone e'en from that distance as surely as his throwing-spear was pointed with a true-sharp arrowhead.’

Pronunciation

e'en

/ēn/