A suffix from AS. -an, formerly used to form the plural of many
nouns, as in ashen, eyen, oxen, all obs. except oxen. In some cases,
such as children and brethren, it has been added to older plural forms.
A suffix corresponding to AS. -en and -on, formerly used to form
the plural of verbs, as in housen, escapen.
A suffix signifying to make, to cause, used to form verbs from
nouns and adjectives; as in strengthen, quicken, frighten. This must
not be confused with -en corresponding in Old English to the AS.
infinitive ending -an.
An adjectival suffix, meaning made of; as in golden, leaden,
The termination of the past participle of many strong verbs; as,
in broken, gotten, trodden.