Main meanings of -en in English

: -en1-en2-en3-en4-en5-en6

-en1

Pronunciation /(?)n/

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.

Main meanings of -en in English

: -en1-en2-en3-en4-en5-en6

-en2

(also -n)

Pronunciation /(?)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.

Main meanings of -en in English

: -en1-en2-en3-en4-en5-en6

-en3

(also -n)

Pronunciation /(?)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

/(?)n/

Main meanings of -en in English

: -en1-en2-en3-en4-en5-en6

-en4

Pronunciation /(?)n/

suffix

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

Origin

Middle English reduction of the earlier suffix -an.

Pronunciation

-en

/(?)n/

Main meanings of -en in English

: -en1-en2-en3-en4-en5-en6

-en5

Pronunciation /?n/ /(?)n/

suffix

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

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin.

Pronunciation

-en

/?n/ /(?)n/

Main meanings of -en in English

: -en1-en2-en3-en4-en5-en6

-en6

Pronunciation /(?)n/

suffix

  • 1Forming feminine nouns.

    • ‘vixen’
  • 2Forming abstract nouns.

    • ‘burden’

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin.

Pronunciation

-en

/(?)n/