taken

taken

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English

Etymology

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.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈteɪkən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪkən
  • Hyphenation: tak‧en

Adjective

taken (not comparable)

  1. Infatuated; fond of or attracted to.
    He was very taken with the girl, I hear.
  2. (informal) In a serious romantic relationship.
    I can't ask her out, she's taken.

Translations

Verb

taken

  1. past participle of take

Anagrams

  • Kenta, tekan

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aːkən
  • IPA(key): /ˈtaːkə(n)/

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch tāken, from Old Dutch *takan, from Proto-Germanic *takaną (to touch).

Verb

taken

  1. (archaic, dialectal) to take, to grasp
  2. (archaic, dialectal) to touch
Inflection

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun

taken

  1. Plural form of taak

Anagrams

  • akten, kante, tanke

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch *takan, from Proto-Germanic *takaną (to touch).

Verb

tāken

  1. to take, to grab
  2. to get, to achieve

Inflection

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

  • Dutch: taken
  • Limburgish: take

Further reading

  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “taken”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Middle English

Etymology 1

From late Old English tacan, from Old Norse taka, from Proto-Germanic *tēkaną (to touch, grasp).

Alternative forms

  • tak, take, takon, takke, tac, tacke, thake, to
  • ta, tan, tane (Northern)
  • tacen, tæcen (early)

Verb

taken (third-person singular simple present taketh, present participle takinge, first-/third-person singular past indicative tok, past participle taken)

  1. to take
Conjugation
Derived terms
  • tak
Descendants
  • English: take
  • Northumbrian: tak, tyek
  • Scots: tak, ta

References

  • “tāken, v.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 2

Alternative forms

  • take, takene, takun, takuth, teken
  • tas, tase (Northern); ta, tan (northwest Midlands)

Verb

taken

  1. present indicative/subjunctive plural of taken (to take)

Etymology 3

Alternative forms

  • 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)

Verb

taken

  1. past participle of taken (to take)

Etymology 4

Noun

taken (plural takenes)

  1. (Northern, early) Alternative form of token

Etymology 5

Verb

taken (third-person singular simple present taketh, present participle takynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle taked)

  1. (Northern) Alternative form of toknen

Swedish

Noun

taken

  1. definite plural of tak

Anagrams

  • akten, naket, nekat, tanke

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