Egg
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Egg
See also: Egg

English

Chicken eggs in a nest
An egg being cooked for food
An Easter egg made of chocolate and caramel

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ?g, IPA(key): //
  • (also) enPR: ?g, IPA(key): /e/ (some Canadian and US accents)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -

Etymology 1

From Middle English egge, from Old Norse egg ("egg"), from Proto-Germanic *ajj? ("egg") (by Holtzmann's law), from Proto-Indo-European *hwyóm ("egg"). Cognate with Icelandic egg ("egg"), Faroese egg ("egg"), Norwegian egg ("egg"), Swedish ägg ("egg"), Danish æg ("egg"). The native English ey (plural eyren), akin to Dutch ei (plural eieren) and German Ei (plural Eier) are ultimately from the same Proto-Germanic root, survived into the 16th century before being fully displaced by egg. More at ey.

Noun

egg (plural eggs)

  1. (zoology, countable) An approximately spherical or ellipsoidal body produced by birds, reptiles, insects and other animals, housing the embryo during its development.
  2. (countable, uncountable) The egg of a domestic fowl (especially a hen) or its contents, used as food.
    I also determine the minimal amount of egg required to make good mayonnaise.
    We made a big omelette with three eggs.
    The farmer offered me some fresh eggs, but I told him I was allergic to egg.
  3. (biology, countable) The female primary cell, the ovum.
  4. Anything shaped like an egg, such as an Easter egg or a chocolate egg.
  5. A swelling on one's head, usually large or noticeable, associated with an injury.
  6. (slang, mildly derogatory, potentially offensive) A Caucasian who behaves as if they were (East) Asian (from being "white" outside and "yellow" inside).
  7. (New Zealand, derogatory) A foolish or obnoxious person.
    Shut up, you egg!
  8. (informal) A person, fellow.
    • 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, p. 19:
      'Tom,' he said, 'you are looking at a crushed violet, a spent egg, a squeezed tube.'
    good egg
    bad egg
    tough egg
  9. (LGBT) A person who has not yet realized they are transgender, has not yet come out, or is in the early stages of transitioning.
    • 2018, Casey Plett, Little Fish (->ISBN), page 24:
      That fits, though, she thought. Wear the same outfit day after day, your brain gets numb to how it looks or feels--Wendy shut the album. No. [...] She hated analyzing the whys of [not-out] trans girls. She had always hated it, and she hated how easy it had become; the bottomless hole of egg mode.
  10. (computing) One of the blocks of data injected into a program's address space for use by certain forms of shellcode, such as "omelettes".
    • 2015, Herbert Bos, ?Fabian Monrose, ?Gregory Blanc, Research in Attacks, Intrusions, and Defenses: 18th International Symposium
      This approach would be altered for an optimal omelette based exploit. One would spray the heap with the omelette code solely, then load a single copy of the additional shellcode eggs into memory outside the target region for the spray.
Derived terms
Terms derived from egg (noun)
Descendants
Translations

See egg/translations § Noun.

Verb

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).
  3. To distort a circular cross-section (as in a tube) to an elliptical or oval shape, either inadvertently or intentionally.
    After I cut the tubing, I found that I had slightly egged it in the vise.
Translations

See also

Etymology 2

From Middle English eggen, from Old Norse eggja ("to incite"), from egg ("edge").

Verb

egg (third-person singular simple present eggs, present participle egging, simple past and past participle egged)

  1. (transitive, obsolete except in egg on) To encourage, incite.
    • 14th c., William Langland, Piers Plowman, Passus 1,[1]
      Þerinne wonieth a wi?te · þat wronge is yhote
      Fader of falshed · and founded it hym-selue
      Adam and Eue · he egged to ille
      Conseilled caym · to kullen his brother
    • 1571, Arthur Golding, The Psalmes of David and others. With M. John Calvins Commentaries, "Epistle Dedicatorie,"[2]
      [...] yit have wee one thing in our selves and of our selves (even originall sinne, concupiscence or lust) which never ceaseth too egge us and allure us from God [...]
Derived terms
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Further reading

  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg egg on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • (transgender): Morgan Lev Edward Holleb, The A-Z of Gender and Sexuality: From Ace to Ze (2019, ->ISBN), page 98

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Faroese

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Norse egg, from Proto-Germanic *ajj?, from Proto-Indo-European *hwyóm.

Noun

egg n (genitive singular egs, plural egg)

  1. egg
Declension
n23 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative egg eggið egg eggini
Accusative egg eggið egg eggini
Dative eggi egginum egg(j)um egg(j)unum
Genitive egs egsins eggja eggjanna
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From the Old Norse egg, from Proto-Germanic *agj?, from Proto-Indo-European *h?e?- ("sharp, pointed").

Noun

egg f (genitive singular eggjar, plural eggjar)

  1. blade, edge
  2. border, edge of a cliff
Declension
f8 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative egg eggin eggjar eggjarnar
Accusative egg eggina eggjar eggjarnar
Dative egg eggini eggjum eggjunum
Genitive eggjar eggjarinnar eggja eggjanna

German

Pronunciation

Verb

egg

  1. Imperative singular of eggen.
  2. (colloquial)  First-person singular present of eggen.

Icelandic

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Norse egg, from Proto-Germanic *ajj?, from Proto-Indo-European *hwyóm. Cognate with Old English (obsolete English ey); Swedish ägg; Old High German ei (German Ei).

Noun

egg n (genitive singular eggs, nominative plural egg)

  1. (zoology) an egg
  2. an oval shaped object
  3. the ovum
Declension
Synonyms
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Old Norse egg, from Proto-Germanic *agj?, from Proto-Indo-European *h?e?- ("sharp, pointed").

Cognates include Old Frisian 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 aci?s ("edge, sharpness"), Ancient Greek ? (akís, "point").

Noun

egg f (genitive singular eggjar, nominative plural eggjar)

  1. (weaponry) the sharp edge of a knife, sword, or similar
  2. a sharp edge on a mountain
Declension
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Middle English

Noun

egg

  1. Alternative form of egge ("egg")

Norwegian Bokmål

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

From Old Norse egg n, from Proto-Germanic *ajj?, from Proto-Indo-European *hwyóm.

Noun

egg n (definite singular egget, indefinite plural egg, definite plural egga or eggene)

  1. an egg
    et kokt egg - a boiled egg
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Old Norse egg f

Noun

egg f or m (definite singular egga or eggen, indefinite plural egger, definite plural eggene)

  1. (cutting) edge (e.g. of a knife)
Derived terms

References

  • "egg" in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • "egg_1" in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
  • "egg_2" in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Norwegian Nynorsk

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Norse egg n, from Proto-Germanic *ajj?, from Proto-Indo-European *hwyóm. Akin to English egg.

Noun

egg n (definite singular egget, indefinite plural egg, definite plural egga)

  1. an egg

Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Old Norse egg f. Akin to English edge.

Noun

egg f or m (definite singular egga or eggen, indefinite plural egger or eggar, definite plural eggene or eggane)

  1. an edge (the thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument, such as an ax, knife, sword, or scythe)

References

  • "egg" in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Norse

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *ajj?, from Proto-Indo-European *hwyóm.

Noun

egg n (genitive eggs, plural egg)

  1. egg
Descendants

Etymology 2

From Proto-Germanic *agj?. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h?e?- ("sharp").

Noun

egg f (genitive eggjar, plural eggjar)

  1. edge (of a blade)
Descendants
  • Icelandic: egg
  • Faroese: egg
  • Norwegian: egg (Bokmål), egg (Nynorsk)
  • Old Swedish: eg
  • Danish: æg
  • Dalian: egg
  • Westrobothnian: aigg

References

  • Zoëga, Geir T. (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic[3], Oxford: Clarendon Press

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse egg, from Proto-Germanic *agj?, from Proto-Indo-European *h?e?- ("sharp, pointed").

Pronunciation

Noun

egg c

  1. The sharp edge of a cutting tool.

Declension

Declension of egg 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative egg eggen eggar eggarna
Genitive eggs eggens eggars eggarnas

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