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Definitions and meaning of en

en

Etymology 1

Abbreviation.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɛn/, /i.ɛn/

Noun

en

  1. Abbreviation of English.

Etymology 2

The name of the letter comes from Latin en. The typographic sense dates to 1793.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) enPR: ĕn, IPA(key): /ɛn/
  • Rhymes: -ɛn
    • (pinpen merger) IPA(key): /ɪn/
    • Homophones: in, inn

Noun

en (plural ens)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter N.
  2. (typography) A unit of measurement equal to half an em (half the height of the type in use).
Derived terms
  • (typography): en dash
  • (typography): en quad
  • (typography): en space
  • ennage
Translations
See also
  • (Latin-script letter names) letter; a, bee, cee, dee, e, ef, gee, aitch, i, jay, kay, el, em, en, o, pee, cue, ar, ess, tee, u, vee, double-u, ex, wye, zee / zed

Etymology 3

From French.

Pronunciation

  • (imitating the French pronunciation) IPA(key): [ɑ̃], [õ]
  • (anglicised) IPA(key): /ɒn/, /ɑn/

Preposition

en

  1. Used in various phrases borrowed from French or formed as if borrowed from French (see "Derived terms" below).
Derived terms

Anagrams

  • -ne-, NE, Ne., ne, ne., ,

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch en.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛn/
  • (unstressed) IPA(key): /ən/

Conjunction

en

  1. and
  2. well

Alemannic German

Etymology

From Middle High German ein, from Old High German ein, from Proto-Germanic *ainaz, from Proto-Indo-European *óynos. Cognate with German ein, German Low German en, ein, Dutch een, English one, Icelandic einn, Swedish en.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ən/

Article

en m

  1. (indefinite) a, an

Declension

  • Short forms of the dative – eme, ere, eme – are also common.

Asturian

Etymology

From Latin in, from Proto-Italic *en, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én (in).

Preposition

en

  1. in

Usage notes

  • The preposition en contracts to n' before a word beginning with a vowel or h-: n'Asturies (in Asturias), n'honor (in honor)

Derived terms


Azerbaijani

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *ēn.

Noun

en (definite accusative eni, plural enlər)

  1. width
    Synonym: genişlik

Declension

References

  • “en” in Obastan.com.

Breton

Contraction

en

  1. e (preposition "in") + un (indefinite article "a(n)")
  2. e (preposition "in") + an (definite article "the")

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Central) IPA(key): /ən/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /en/

Etymology 1

From the final syllable of Latin domine (Mister).

Article

en m sg (elided n', feminine na)

  1. (Eastern Catalan) Personal article used before masculine given names instead of the definite article el.
Usage notes
  • While this article (and its feminine counterpart na) is standard in Balearic Catalan, in other Eastern Catalan dialects its use is waning, and the elided of the definite article, l', is used before names beginning with vowels. There is no plural personal article, so the plural definite article els is used in all dialects.
Derived terms
  • can (contraction of ca and ne)

Etymology 2

From Old Occitan, from Latin in (in, inside), from Proto-Italic *en, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én (in).

Preposition

en

  1. in

Etymology 3

From Latin inde (thence). Compare French en, Italian ne.

Pronoun

en (proclitic, contracted n', enclitic ne, contracted enclitic 'n)

  1. Represents an indeterminate number or quantity of a given noun.
  2. Represents a place (associated with the action described by the verb) that would be introduced by the preposition de.
  3. Replaces a phrase introduced by the preposition de.
  4. Replaces the object of a causative verb.
Usage notes
  • En cannot be used more than once as the object of a given verb.
  • While en is usually used to replace phrases beginning with the prepostion de, adverbial phrases (e.g., de pressa) are replaced with hi.
  • En is sometimes used instead of ho to replace an adjective or indefinite noun as the predicate of a verb.
  • En is sometimes used popularly to add emphasis to a sentence: in this sense, it has no translation in English.
Declension

See also

  • hi
  • ho

Further reading

  • “en” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Central Franconian

Etymology 1

From Old High German in.

Alternative forms

  • on, ön (Eifel)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /en/

Preposition

en

  1. (most dialects) in; into

Adverb

en

  1. (most dialects) in

Etymology 2

From Old High German indi.

Alternative forms

  • on, un (predominant)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /en/

Conjunction

en

  1. (some western dialects) and

Etymology 3

From Old High German ein.

Alternative forms

  • e (neuter and in some dialects masculine, before non-dental consonants)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ən/

Article

en (indefinite)

  1. (most dialects) feminine nominative and accusative
  2. (most dialects) neuter nominative and accusative, used before vowels and alternatively before h and dental consonants
  3. (some dialects) masculine nominative, used before vowels and alternatively before h and dental consonants
  4. (some dialects) masculine accusative, used before vowels and alternatively before h and dental consonants

Etymology 4

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ən/

Pronoun

en (personal, reduced)

  1. (most dialects) him; masculine accusative
  2. (some dialects) he; masculine nominative
  3. (most dialects) them; plural dative

Chuukese

Pronoun

en

  1. Second-person singular pronoun; you

See also

Determiner

en (plural ekkan)

  1. this (not in possession of the speaker)

Cimbrian

Pronoun

en

  1. Alternative form of in (him)

Further reading

  • “en” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Crimean Tatar

Noun

en

  1. width

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɛn]

Noun

en n

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter N.

Further reading

  • en in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • en in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dalmatian

Alternative forms

  • in

Etymology

From Latin in.

Preposition

en

  1. in

Related terms

  • nel, nei, nela

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse einn, from Proto-Germanic *ainaz (one, some), from Proto-Indo-European *óynos (one).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /en/, [en], (stressed) [ˈeːˀn]

Article

en (neuter et)

  1. a, an

Numeral

en (neuter et)

  1. one

Pronoun

en or én (neuter et or ét, definite ene)

  1. one

Usage notes

  • Used as the oblique form of the generic pronoun man:

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • (stressed) IPA(key): /ɛn/
  • (unstressed) IPA(key): /ən/
  • Hyphenation: en
  • Rhymes: -ɛn

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch ende, from Old Dutch ande, inde, from Proto-Germanic *andi, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂entí.

Conjunction

en

  1. and
  2. well, so
  3. (mathematics) plus, and
Alternative forms
  • ende (archaic)
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Afrikaans: en
See also
  • dus
  • maar
  • of

Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch ne, en, from Old Dutch ne, from Proto-Germanic *ne, from Proto-Indo-European *ne.

Adverb

en

  1. (obsolete) (en ... niet) not
    • "Herr Halewyn", A.H. Hoffmann von Fallersleben, Horae Belgicae, page 41.

Anagrams

  • ne

Esperanto

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /en/
  • Hyphenation: en

Preposition

en

  1. in, within, inside
  2. into (when followed by a noun or phrase in the accusative case)

Derived terms

  • ene

Fala

Etymology

From Old Portuguese en, from Latin in (in), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én.

Preposition

en

  1. in

Finnish

Etymology

See ei. Has the regular verb ending -n.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈen/, [ˈe̞n]
  • Rhymes: -en
  • Syllabification: en

Verb

en

  1. The first-person singular form of the negative verb (negation verb). The English translations include do not/don’t and not (with auxiliary verbs and be).

Usage notes

  • The negative verb is used with the connegative form of the main verb. That form is identical to the second-person singular imperative in the indicative present. The potential mood connegative ends in the marker for the mood, -ne-, and the conditional mood connegative ends in the marker for the mood, -isi-. In the indicative past, conditional past and potential past, the active past participle singular (ending -ut/-yt) is used. The connegative form of the main verb is always used without the personal suffix.
  • Usage of en:
  • Indicative:
  • Minä näen. (I see.) -> Minä en näe. (I do not see.)
  • Minä näin. (I saw.) -> Minä en nähnyt. (I did not see.)
  • Minä olen nähnyt. (I have seen.) -> Minä en ole nähnyt. (I have not seen.)
  • Minä olin nähnyt. (I had seen.) -> Minä en ollut nähnyt. (I had not seen.)
  • Conditional:
  • Minä näkisin. (I would see.) -> Minä en näkisi. (I would not see.)
  • Minä olisin nähnyt. (I would have seen.) -> Minä en olisi nähnyt. (I would not have seen.)
  • Potential:
  • Minä nähnen. (I probably see.) -> Minä en nähne. (I probably do not see.)
  • Minä lienen nähnyt. (I have probably seen.) -> Minä en liene nähnyt. (I have probably not seen.)

Conjugation

  • The negation verb has no infinitive form.
  • Indicative, conditional and potential moods use the indicative forms (stem e-), for which the verb is conjugated only in person.
  • In the imperative mood the negation verb has the stem äl-.
  • An archaic optative mood exists and is used mainly in poetry.

Anagrams

  • -ne, -ne-, ne

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃/
  • Homophone: an
  • Rhymes: -ɑ̃

Etymology 1

From Middle French en, from Old French en, from Latin in, from Proto-Italic *en, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én (in).

Preposition

en

  1. in (used to indicate space, also see usage notes)
  2. to (indicates direction towards certain very large locations or turns the locations into indirect objects, see usage notes)
  3. by (used to indicate means)
  4. as
  5. at (used to describe an ability)
  6. of, made of (used to describe composition)
  7. in (during the following time (used for months and years))
  8. (followed by a gerund) while
  9. (followed by a gerund) by, in (describing a way of getting something)
  10. in (used to describe color)
  11. in (used to describe feelings)
  12. in (as part of something)
Usage notes
  • En in the sense of while is often not translated into English.
  • When referring to location in countries, provinces, or similar subdivisions in sense 1 and direction or recipient in sense 2, en must be used when the name for that very large location is either a feminine singular noun or a vowel-initial masculine singular noun. If the name for the very large location is a consonant-initial masculine singular noun, au is used, while if the name of the very large location is plural, aux is used.

Further reading

  • “en” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Etymology 2

From Latin inde (thence). Compare Catalan en, Italian ne

Pronoun

en ?

  1. Used as the object of a verb to indicate an indefinite quantity; of it, of them. Replaces the partitive article (du, de la, etc.)
  2. Adverbial preposition indicating movement away from a place already mentioned.
Related terms

Anagrams

  • N.-É., NE, , ne,

Galician

Etymology

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese en, from Latin in, from Proto-Italic *en, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én (in).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /eŋ/

Preposition

en

  1. in

Usage notes

  • The preposition en contracts to n- before articles, before third-person tonic pronouns, and before the determiners algún and outro.
  • When preceding a complement of a verb it can denote a unfinished or continued action:

Derived terms

  • na, nas, no, nos
  • nalgún, nalgunha, nalgunhas, nalgúns
  • nel, nela, nelas, neles
  • neste, nesta, nestes, nestas
  • noutra, noutras, noutro, noutros
  • nun, nunha, nunhas, nuns

German Low German

Alternative forms

  • 'n, -'n
  • (in other dialects, including Low Prussian) een
  • (in some dialects) ein

Etymology

From Old Saxon ēn, from Proto-Germanic *ainaz, from Proto-Indo-European *óynos. Compare Dutch een, German ein, West Frisian ien, English one.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛɪ̯n/, /ˈeːn/, /ˈæɪ̯n/, /ˈeːɪ̯n/

Article

en m or n (indefinite article)

  1. (in some dialects) a, an

Numeral

en

  1. (in some dialects, including Low Prussian) one (1)

See also

  • Dutch Low Saxon: een
  • Plautdietsch een, (cardinal number) eent

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French un (one), from Latin ūnus (one).

Numeral

en

  1. one

Synonyms

  • youn

See also

  • zewo 0
  • de 2
  • twa 3
  • kat 4
  • senk 5
  • sis 6
  • sèt 7
  • uit 8
  • nèf 9
  • dis 10
  • san 100

Hunsrik

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /n̩/, /eːn/

Determiner

en (indefinite)

  1. a, an

Pronoun

en

  1. unstressed accusative of er: him.

Inflection

Declension

Further reading

  • Online Hunsrik Dictionary

Icelandic

Adverb

en

  1. how

Conjunction

en

  1. but
  2. than (with an adjective in the comparative)

Usage notes

  • Sometimes Icelandic uses en where English would use and:
    Rannsókn embættis sérstaks saksóknara á meintum innherjasvikum Baldurs Guðlaugssonar stóð yfir í rúmlega ár, en FME kærði málið með bréfi til embættisins hinn 9. júlí á síðasta ári.
  • In the sentence
the word en (than) may be omitted, and the subject (which is ég (I) in this example) may be used in the dative case.
Hún er skemmtilegri mér.
Now the sentence has the same meaning, only much more formal. In order to make the sentence more casual- one can reposition the subject (in the dative).
Hún er mér skemmtilegri.

Derived terms

References


Ido

Etymology

From French en, Spanish en, from Latin in, inde from Proto-Indo-European *én (in).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /en/

Preposition

en

  1. in

Ingrian

Verb

en

  1. first-person singular present of ei

Japanese

Romanization

en

  1. Rōmaji transcription of えん

Jersey Dutch

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch een, from Old Dutch ēn, ein, from Proto-Germanic *ainaz, from Proto-Indo-European *óynos.

Article

en

  1. the

Etymology 2

Cognate to Dutch en (and). Compare English and.

Conjunction

en

  1. and
    • 1912, Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsche taal— en letterkunde, volumes 31-32, page 309:
      Hai waz nît tevrêde täus en []
      He was not content at home and []

Kabuverdianu

Etymology

From Portuguese em.

Preposition

en

  1. in

Kott

Etymology

From Proto-Yeniseian *ʔäń (˜x-) ("wave").

Noun

en (plural ēnaŋ)

  1. wave

Noun

en

  1. plural of ei

Kriol

Etymology

From English and.

Conjunction

en

  1. and

Ladino

Preposition

en (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling אין‎)

  1. in

Latin

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /eːn/
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /en/, [ɛn]

Interjection

ēn

  1. lookǃ beholdǃ (presenting something in a lively or indignant manner)
  2. reallyǃ? (surprise or anger in questions)
  3. come onǃ (exhortation to action in imperatives)

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /en/, [ɛn]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /en/, [ɛn]

Noun

en f (indeclinable)

  1. The name of the letter N.
Usage notes
  • Multiple Latin names for the letter N, n have been suggested. The most common is en or a syllabic n, although there is some evidence which also supports, as names for the letter, , ən, , and even (in the fourth- or fifth-century first Antinoë papyrus, which gives Greek transliterations of the Latin names of the Roman alphabet’s letters) ιννε (inne).
Coordinate terms
  • (Latin-script letter names) littera; ā, bē, cē, dē, ē, ef, gē, hā, ī, kā, el, em, en, ō, pē, kū, er, es, tē, ū, ix / īx / ex, ȳ / ī graeca / ȳpsīlon, zēta

References

  • en in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • en in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Arthur E. Gordon, The Letter Names of the Latin Alphabet (University of California Press, 1973; volume 9 of University of California Publications: Classical Studies), especially pages 30–31, 42–44, and 63

Latvian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ɛn]

Noun

en m (invariable)

  1. The Latvian name of the Latin script letter N/n.

See also

  • Latvian letter names:
    a (A), garais ā (Ā), (B), (C), čē (Č), (D), e (E), garais ē (Ē), ef (F), (G), ģē (Ģ), (H), i (I), garais ī (Ī), (J), (K), ķē (Ķ), el (L), (Ļ), em (M), en (N), (Ņ), o (O), (P), er (R), es (S), (Š), (T), u (U), garais ū (Ū), (V), (Z), žē (Ž)

Leonese

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Preposition

en

  1. in

Usage notes

When followed by an article, en is combined with the next word to give the following combined forms:

References

  • AEDLL

Lule Sami

Verb

en

  1. first-person dual present of ij

Luxembourgish

Etymology

From Old High German ein, from Proto-Germanic *ainaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /en/, [ən]
  • Rhymes: -ən

Article

en m or n

  1. Indefinite article; a, an

Declension

Pronoun

en

  1. unstressed form of hien
  2. unstressed form of hinnen

Declension

Usage notes

  • Due to the Eifel Rule, the final -n is lost when the following word begins with a consonant other than <d>, <h>, <n>, <t> or <z>.

Mandarin

Romanization

en

  1. Nonstandard spelling of ēn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of én.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of ěn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of èn.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /en/

Conjunction

en

  1. Alternative form of ende

Middle English

Preposition

en

  1. Alternative form of in (in)

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French [Term?], from Latin in.

Preposition

en

  1. on; on to

Descendants

  • French: en

Middle Low German

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *ne (not).

Pronunciation

Unknown, possibly IPA(key): /ɛn/ or IPA(key): /ən/.

Particle

en m

  1. not; negates a verb, usage is facultative if it leads to a double negative
  2. unless

Alternative forms

  • ne (older, Eastphalian)

Movima

Verb

en

  1. to stand

Further reading

  • http://webdoc.ubn.ru.nl/mono/h/haude_k/gramofmo.pdf
  • http://www.ioling.org/booklets/iol-2007-indiv-prob.en.pdf

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse einn, from Proto-Germanic *ainaz (one, some), from Proto-Indo-European *óynos (one).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈeːn/ (stressed)
  • IPA(key): /ən/ (unstressed)

Article

en m (feminine ei, neuter et)

  1. a, an (indefinite article)

Numeral

en m (feminine ei, neuter ett, stressed form én)

  1. one

Derived terms

See also

  • ein (Nynorsk)

References

  • “en” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Old French

Alternative forms

  • in (10th century)

Etymology

From Latin in.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /en/

Preposition

en

  1. in; inside
  2. on; upon
  3. in (experiencing an emotion, a feeling, etc.)
  4. in (indicates a language)

Descendants

  • Middle French: en
    • French: en
  • Norman: en

Old Frisian

Alternative forms

  • ān

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *ainaz.

Numeral

en m

  1. one

Inflection

Descendants

  • North Frisian:
    Föhr-Amrum: een m, ian f or n
    Helgoland: iaan, jaan
    Mooring: ån m, iinj f or n
    Sylt: jen
    Wiedingharde: aarn m, iin f or n
  • Saterland Frisian: aan, een
  • West Frisian: ien

Old Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Italic *en (in), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én (in).

Preposition

en

  1. in

Related terms

  • endo

Descendants

  • Latin: in (see there for further descendants)

Old Norse

Conjunction

en

  1. but
  2. (as a copulative): and
  3. than

Synonyms

  • (and): ok
  • (than): an

References

  • en in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Old Occitan

Pronoun

en

  1. of it; of them
    • 12th century, Bernard de Ventadour, Can vei la lauzeta mover
      Ailas! Tan cuidava saber
      D'amor, e tan petit en sai,
      Alas! I thought I knew so much
      about love, and I know so little [of it]!

Old Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin in (in), from Proto-Italic *en, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én (in).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈẽ/

Preposition

en

  1. in
    • 13th century, attributed to Alfonso X of Castile, Cantigas de Santa Maria, E codex, cantiga 294 (facsimile):
      Como hũa moller q̇ iogaua os dados en pulla lançou hũa pedra aa omagen de ſ[ant]a mari[a] por q̇ perdera ⁊ parou un angeo de pedra que y eſtava a mão ⁊ reçibiu o colpe.
      How a woman who was playing dice in Apulia threw a stone at the statue of Holy Mary because she had lost, and an angel of stone which was there reached out its hand and received the blow.

Descendants

  • Fala: en
  • Galician: en
  • Portuguese: em

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *ainaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛːn/

Numeral

en m

  1. one
    • (Heliand, verse 2637)

Article

en m

  1. a, an (rarely used)

Declension


Descendants

  • Middle Low German: ên, ein
    • Low German:
      • German Low German: een (Hamburger)
      • Westphalian:
        Ravensbergisch-Lippisch: åine
        Sauerländisch: ên
        Westmünsterländisch: een, eene, ne
    • Plautdietsch: een

Old Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse einn, from Proto-Germanic *ainaz, from Proto-Indo-European *óynos.

Numeral

ēn m or f

  1. one

Pennsylvania German

Etymology

Compare German ein.

Article

en (indefinite)

  1. a, an

Inflection


Slovene

Etymology

Contraction of earlier êden, from Proto-Slavic *(j)edinъ, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *óynos (one, single).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛ́n/

Numeral

ȅn

  1. one

Usage notes

The form êden is used when the word does not modify a noun directly, but stands in predicate position. When counting or reciting numbers, the feminine form êna is normally used.

Inflection

Derived terms

  • enôta

Spanish

Etymology

From Old Spanish en, from Latin in, from Proto-Italic *en, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én (in). Cognate with Old English in and English in.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /en/, [ẽn]
  • Rhymes: -en

Preposition

en

  1. in, at, on
  2. in (a time)
  3. in (a language)
  4. used after some verbs and translated by various prepositions in English
  5. in (in various expressions)

Sranan Tongo

Etymology

From older hem, from English him.

Alternative forms

  • hem (obsolete)

Pronoun

en

  1. Third-person singular possessive determiner/pronoun; his, her, its

Pronoun

en

  1. Third-person singular object pronoun; him, her, it
  2. Contrastive variant of a; he, she, it.

Swedish

Etymology 1

From Old Swedish ēn, æn, from Old Norse einn, from Proto-Germanic *ainaz (one, some), from Proto-Indo-European *óynos (one).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛnː/
  • Homophones: än, N, n

Pronoun

en (genitive ens)

  1. one; object form of man (=one)
  2. one (see usage notes)
Usage notes

En has in recent years been used as a more gender-conscious alternative to the impersonal pronoun man. The development is in some ways parallel to the gender-neutral pronoun hen. Usage is common among certain speaker groups, but not universally acknowledged in the standard language.[3] Previously it has also been used in some dialects.

Declension

Pronunciation 2

  • IPA(key): (not before g) /ɛnː/, IPA(key): (before g) /ɛŋː/
  • Homophones: än, N, n

Numeral

en (neuter ett)

  1. one
Coordinate terms
Related terms

Article

en c (neuter ett)

  1. the indefinite article: a, an.
Declension
  • en and ett are invariable in the singular, as nominative en konung (a king) and genitive en konungs (a king's).
  • The genitive enes and the dative enom are dated.

Etymology 2

From earlier ene (sometimes also ener), from Old Norse einir.

Pronunciation 3

  • IPA(key): /eːn/

Noun

en c

  1. juniper
Declension
Related terms

References

  • han in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)
  • en in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)

Anagrams

  • -ne

Turkish

Etymology 1

From Old Turkic en(en), from Proto-Turkic *ēn (breadth, width).

Noun

en (definite accusative eni, plural enler)

  1. width
  2. a cachet on an animal or bonded goods
Declension

Etymology 2

From Old Turkic 𐰭(), from Proto-Turkic [Term?]. Cognate with Uzbek eng and Kyrgyz эң ()

Adverb

en

  1. Forms the superlative of the following adjective.

Veps

Verb

en

  1. first-person singular present of ei

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛn/

Noun

en f (plural eniau)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter N.

Mutation

See also

  • (Latin-script letter names) llythyren; a, bi, ec, èch, di, èdd, e, èf, èff, èg, eng, aetsh, i/i dot, je, ce, el, èll, em, en, o, pi, ffi, ciw, er, rhi, ès, ti, èth, u/u bedol, fi, w, ecs, y, sèd (Category: cy:Latin letter names)

West Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian and, ende, from Proto-Germanic *andi, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂entí.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛn/, /ɪn/

Conjunction

en

  1. and

Further reading

  • “en”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Zou

Noun

en

  1. food
  2. meal

Verb

en

  1. look

References

  • http://www.languageinindia.com/feb2013/zouphonologyfinal.pdf

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a unit of measurement in printing, half the width of an em.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)