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Whenever I hear people talking about liberal ideas, I am always astounded that men should love to fool themselves with empty sounds. An idea should never be liberal; it must be vigorous, positive, and without loose ends so that it may fulfill its divine mission and be productive. The proper place for liberality is in the realm of the emotions.
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English

Eggs in a nest.

Etymology

From Old Norse egg, from Proto-Germanic *ajja-, by Holtzmann's Law from Proto-Indo-European *oh₂ujom (stem *oh₂ujo-).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
egg

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An approximately spherical or ellipsoidal body produced by birds, snakes, insects and other animals housing the embryo during its development.
  2. (countable) The egg of a domestic fowl as an item of food.
  3. (uncountable) The contents of one or more (hen's usually) eggs as a culinary ingredient, etc.
    I also determine the minimal amount of egg required to make good mayonnaise.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The female primary cell, the ovum.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A woman of Caucasian (Western) nature, who has a desire to learn and immerse herself in the Asian Culture.

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Verb

Infinitive
to egg

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to egg (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To throw eggs at.
  2. (with "on"): To encourage, incite, urge, especially to a foolish act.
  3. To dip in or coat with beaten egg (cooking).

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Faroese

Pronunciation

Noun

egg n.

  1. egg

Declension

n23 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative egg eggið egg eggini
Accusative egg eggið egg eggini
Dative eggi egginum egg(j)um egg(j)unum
Genitive egs egsins eggja eggjanna

Noun

egg f.

  1. blade, edge
  2. border, edge of a cliff

Declension

f8 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative egg eggin eggjar eggjarnar
Accusative egg eggina eggjar eggjarnar
Dative egg eggini eggjum eggjunum
Genitive eggjar eggjarinnar eggja eggjanna

Icelandic

Declension of egg
(singular) (plural)
(indefinite) (definite) (indefinite) (definite)
nominative egg eggið egg eggin
accusative egg eggið egg eggin
dative eggi egginu eggjum eggjunum
genitive eggs eggsins eggja eggjanna
Other words with the same declension

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈɛɡ̊ː]

Etymology 1

From Old Norse egg. Cognates with Old English ǣġ (English egg); Swedish ägg; Old High German ei (German Ei).

Noun

egg n. (genitive singular eggs, plural eggja)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) an egg
  2. an oval shaped object
  3. the ovum
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Declension of egg
(singular) (plural)
(indefinite) (definite) (indefinite) (definite)
nominative egg eggin eggjar eggjarnar
accusative egg eggna eggjar eggjarnar
dative egg eggnni eggjum eggjunum
genitive eggjar eggjarinnar eggja eggjanna
Other words with the same declension


Etymology 2

From the Old Norse word egg, which came from Proto-Germanic *agjō which came from Proto-Indo-European *ak-yā-, ultimately from **ak- (sharp, pointed).

Cognates include Old Frisian egg, Old Saxon eggia (Dutch egge); Old English ecg (English edge); Old High German egga (German Ecke); Swedish egg).

The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin aciēs (edge, sharpness), Greek ἀκίς (point).

Noun

egg f. (genitive singular eggjar, plural eggjar) egg f. (eggj-ar, egg-jar)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) the sharp edge of a knife, sword, or similar
  2. a sharp edge on a mountain
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Norwegian

Noun

egg n.

  1. egg

Swedish

Noun

egg

Inflection for egg Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative egg eggen eggar eggarna
Genitive eggs eggens eggars eggarnas
  1. The sharp edge of a cutting tool.

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