English Online Dictionary. What means taken? What does taken mean?
From Middle English taken, takenn, from Old English tacen, *ġetacen, from Old Norse tekinn, from Proto-Germanic *tēkanaz, past participle of Proto-Germanic *tēkaną (“to take; grasp; touch”). Cognate with Scots takin, tane, Danish tagen, Swedish tagen, Icelandic tekin.
Morphologically take + -n.
- IPA(key): /ˈteɪkən/
- Rhymes: -eɪkən
- Hyphenation: tak‧en
taken (not comparable)
- Infatuated; fond of or attracted to.
- He was very taken with the girl, I hear.
- (informal) In a serious romantic relationship.
- I can't ask her out, she's taken.
- past participle of take
- Kenta, tekan
- Rhymes: -aːkən
- IPA(key): /ˈtaːkə(n)/
From Middle Dutch tāken, from Old Dutch *takan, from Proto-Germanic *takaną (“to touch”).
- (archaic, dialectal) to take, to grasp
- (archaic, dialectal) to touch
See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.
- Plural form of taak
- akten, kante, tanke
From Old Dutch *takan, from Proto-Germanic *takaną (“to touch”).
- to take, to grab
- to get, to achieve
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- Dutch: taken
- Limburgish: take
- Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “taken”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN
From late Old English tacan, from Old Norse taka, from Proto-Germanic *tēkaną (“to touch, grasp”).
- tak, take, takon, takke, tac, tacke, thake, to
- ta, tan, tane (Northern)
- tacen, tæcen (early)
taken (third-person singular simple present taketh, present participle takinge, first-/third-person singular past indicative tok, past participle taken)
- to take
- English: take
- Northumbrian: tak, tyek
- Scots: tak, ta
- “tāken, v.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
- take, takene, takun, takuth, teken
- tas, tase (Northern); ta, tan (northwest Midlands)
- present indicative/subjunctive plural of taken (“to take”)
- take, tak, takene, takenne, takine, takein, takon, takun, thaken, toke, token, tok, tane, tan, taked
- tain, taine, tone, ton, toine, tene (Northern); tain, taine (northeast Midlands)
- past participle of taken (“to take”)
taken (plural takenes)
- (Northern, early) Alternative form of token
taken (third-person singular simple present taketh, present participle takende, takynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle taked)
- (Northern) Alternative form of toknen
- definite plural of tak
- akten, naket, nekat, tanke