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mægen

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Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *magana, *magina, whence also Old Saxon megin, Old High German magan, megin, Old Norse magn, megin, megn.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈmæjen/

Noun

mæġen n. (plural mæġnu)

  1. strength, power
    Ðæt mycle mægen minra handa. The mighty power of my hands.
  2. force, army
    Sibbe no wolde wið manna hwone mægenes Deniga. He wanted no peace with any man of the Danish forces. (Beowulf, ll. 154-5)

Derived terms

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative mæġen mæġnu
accusative mæġen mæġnu
genitive mæġnes mæġna
dative mæġne mæġnum


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