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 History of this Word

"en" is from "en" spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
darken
embolden
brighten
heighten

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grammar is modifier

"-en" is a type of suffix

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Meaning 1

Definition

A word ending that indicates "to have or become". Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-en illustration It strengthens steel.
-en illustration Rescue teams widen hunt for missing climbers.