Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To put out; extinguish.
  • prep. Out; out of; out from.
  • adj. Being from without; strange; foreign; fremd; peculiar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Out; out of; out from.
  • Being from without; strange; foreign; peculiar: as, an outen man.
  • To put out; extinguish: as, outen the light.

Etymologies

From out +‎ -en. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English outen, uten, from Old English ūtan ("from outside, on the outside, without"), from Proto-Germanic *ūtô, *ūtan (“outside”), from Proto-Indo-European *ūd- (“up, over”). Cognate with Middle Low German ūten ("out, forth"), German außen ("outside, out"), Swedish utan ("without, free from"). More at out. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But she took no notice at all; nor could I get so much as a single word outen her.

    The Hidden Hand

  • P66 has "outen" (nothing) in this verse while P75 has "oute hen" (not one thing), which is simply a more emphatic form of "outen."

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • ` An 'may yeh be damned,' sez he to her, an 'then to me, ` Jim, yeh — yeh git outen them good duds o' yourn; I want a right peart slice o 'thet forty acre ploughed 'fore dinner.'

    TO THE MAN ON THE TRAIL

  • Every those personal place objects if nonthings where soevers and they just done been doing being in a dromo of todos with-outen a bound to be your trowers.

    Finnegans Wake

  • For the lordes here han folk of certeyn nombre, als thei may suffise: but the grete Chane hathe every day folke at his costages and expenses, as with outen nombre.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • And so thei eten every day in his court, mo than 30000 persones, with outen goeres and comeres.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Him, that is three and on, with outen begynnynge and withouten endynge; that is, with outen qualitee, good, and with outen quantytee, gret; that in alle places is present, and alle thinges conteynynge; the whiche that no goodnesse may amende, ne non evelle empeyre; that in perfeyte Trynytee lyvethe and regnethe God, be alle worldes and be alle tymes.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • For the tolle and the custom of his marchantes is with outen estymacioun to ben nombred.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • And the lady answerde, sythe that I may not withdrawe zou fro zoure lewed corage, I schal zeve zou with outen wysschinge, and to alle hem that schulle com of you.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Of the Lond where Wommen duellen with outen companye of men.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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