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magan

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Old English

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *mag-, infinitive *maganan, from Proto-Indo-European *mogʰ-, *megʰ- (power). Cognate with Old Frisian muga, Middle Dutch mogen (Dutch mogen), Old High German magan (German mögen), Old Norse mega (Icelandic mega), Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌲𐌰𐌽; and with Russian мочь, Lithuanian megti, Ancient Greek μῆχος (contrivance).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈmɑɣɑn/

Verb

magan

  1. may, to be able
  2. avail, prevail

Conjugation

Preterite-present
present singular plural
1st person mæġ magon
2nd person meahst
3rd person mæġ
subjunctive mæġe mæġen
preterite singular plural
1st person mihte, meahte meahton
2nd person meahtest
3rd person mihte, meahte
subjunctive mihte mihten
imperative singular plural
participle present past
magende (ġe)magen


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