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File:Egg in straw nest.jpg

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From Old Norse egg, from Proto-Germanic *ajjam, by Holtzmann's Law from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm.

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Egg

Plural
Eggs

Egg (plural Eggs)
  1. (zoology, countable) An approximately spherical or ellipsoidal body produced by birds, snakes, insects and other animals housing the embryo during its development.
  2. (countable) The egg of a domestic fowl as an item of food.
  3. (uncountable) The contents of one or more (hen's usually) eggs as a culinary ingredient, etc.
    I also determine the minimal amount of egg required to make good mayonnaise.
  4. (biology, countable) The female primary cell, the ovum.
  5. Something shaped like an egg, as in Easter egg, chocolate egg.
  6. (mildly, pejorative, slang) A woman of Caucasian (Western) nature, who has a desire to learn and immerse herself in the Asian Culture.
  7. (British) An injury on one's head, normally large or noticeable.
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to Egg

Third person singular
Eggs

Simple past
Egged

Past participle
Egged

Present participle
Egging

to Egg (third-person singular simple present Eggs, present participle Egging, simple past and past participle Egged)
  1. To throw eggs at.
  2. To dip in or coat with beaten egg (cooking).
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From Old Norse eggja (to edge).

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to Egg

Third person singular
Eggs

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Egged

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Egged

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Egging

to Egg (third-person singular simple present Eggs, present participle Egging, simple past and past participle Egged)
  1. (obsolete except in egg on) To encourage, incite.
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From Old Norse egg, from Proto-Germanic *ajjam, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm.

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Egg n.

  1. egg

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Egg f.

  1. blade, edge
  2. border, edge of a cliff

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From Old Norse egg, from Proto-Germanic *ajjam, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm. Cognate with Old English ǣġ (English egg); Swedish ägg; Old High German ei (German Ei).

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  1. (zoology) an egg
  2. an oval shaped object
  3. the ovum
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From the Old Norse word egg, which came from Proto-Germanic *agjō which came from Proto-Indo-European *ak-yā-, ultimately from **ak- (sharp, pointed).

Cognates include Old Frisian [[egg#Patrono:Ofs|egg]], Old Saxon eggia (Dutch egge); Old English ecg (English edge); Old High German egga (German Ecke); Swedish egg).

The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin aciēs (edge, sharpness), Greek ἀκίς (point).

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  1. (weapons) the sharp edge of a knife, sword, or similar
  2. a sharp edge on a mountain
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From Old Norse egg, from Proto-Germanic *ajjam, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm.

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Egg n.

  1. egg

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Egg n. (genitive plural eggja)

  1. egg

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Egg c.

Inflection for Egg Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Base form Egg Eggen Eggar Eggarna
Possessive form Eggs Eggens Eggars Eggarnas
  1. The sharp edge of a cutting tool.

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