Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • preposition archaic or dialectal Out; out of; out from.
  • adjective Being from without; strange; foreign; fremd; peculiar.
  • verb transitive To put out; extinguish.

Etymologies

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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.

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From out +‎ -en.

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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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

  • ` 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

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