-en


1-en

adjective suffix

: made of : consisting of

Full Definition of -EN

:  made of :  consisting of <earthen> <leathern>

Variants of -EN

-en also -n

Origin of -EN

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German -īn made of, Latin -īnus of or belonging to, Greek -inos made of, of or belonging to

2-en

verb suffix

: to become or cause to be

: to cause or come to have

Full Definition of -EN

1
a :  cause to be <sharpen>
b :  cause to have <lengthen>
2
a :  come to be <steepen>
b :  come to have <lengthen>

Origin of -EN

Middle English -nen, from Old English -nian; akin to Old High German -inōn -en

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