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  • ta'en, tane (archaic, dialectal, Scotland)

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)

  1. Infatuated; fond of or attracted to.
  2. (informal) In a serious romantic relationship.
  • taken aback


  1. past participle of take
  • Kenta, tekan
  • Rhymes: -aːkən
  • IPA(key): /ˈtaːkə(n)/

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


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

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.


  1. plural of taak
  • akten, kante, tanke

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


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

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

  • 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 Middle English)

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

  1. to take
  • tak
  • English: take
  • Geordie English: tyek
  • Scots: tak, ta
  • Yola: taake
  • “tāken, v.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
  • take, takene, takun, takuth, teken
  • tas, tase (Northern); ta, tan (northwest Midlands)


  1. 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)


  1. past participle of taken (to take)

taken (plural takenes)

  1. (Northern, Early Middle English) 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)

  1. (Northern) Alternative form of toknen


  1. definite plural of tak
  • akten, naket, nekat, tanke

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