Definitions

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  • v. To bear, give birth to. (Usually in past participle.)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a city in western Germany near the Dutch and Belgian borders; formerly it was Charlemagne's northern capital

Etymologies

From a- + Old English cennan ("to give birth to"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Spectators of a car race in Brazil on Sunday were t aken off guard when the bleacher they were sitting in collapsed.

    Brazil Bleacher Collapse VIDEO: More Than 100 Hurt In Parana

  • "[T] aken as a whole, cogent piece of work, Paris makes an underwhelming survey of the state of the art house - nothing here even whiffs at the rarified abjection found in Antonioni's segment in 1953's similarly conceived, Rome-set L'Amore in citta," writes Nick Pinkerton at indieWIRE.

    GreenCine Daily: Paris je t'aime.

  • Napamahal na sa aken ng todo-todo ang bansang iyon.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • Everybody -- they represent -- they represented the whole federation, all four provinces and as aken schmear (ph) and they asked me to do this.

    CNN Transcript Jan 8, 2008

  • Sõitsin läbi linna uue punase Fiat Pandaga, aken natuke lahti, mängimas Viva L'Italia.

    tatsutahime Diary Entry

  • Only Sit-aken-te was there, and the lanky young woman waved languidly at Peri from where she was immersed up to her neck in cool water.

    Aerie

  • "So have others, on both sides," Sit-aken-te pointed out with justification.

    Aerie

  • "Hmm. It is a matter of paying a little less attention to what she says and more to the tone of her voice and the look in her eyes, the way she moves," Sit-aken-te explained.

    Aerie

  • Surely Sit-aken-te would stare at her in uncomprehending astonishment.

    Aerie

  • The lily pads moved a little as Sit-aken-te shrugged.

    Aerie

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