Complete Definition of "egg"

Image:Egg in straw nest.jpg|thumb|right|Eggs in a nest.
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English

Etymology
From Old Norse egg#Old Norse|egg, from Germanic *ajja-, by :w:Holtzmann's Law|Holtzmann's Law from Proto-Indo-European *ohâujom (stem *ohâujo-).

Pronunciation
IPA|/Ég/
Äg, /<tt>eg</tt>/
audio|en-us-egg.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉÉ¡|-ÉÉ¡

Noun
en-noun

  1. context|zoology|countable An approximately spherical or ellipsoidal body produced by birds, snakes, insects and other animals housing the embryo during its development.
  2. countable The egg of a domestic fowl as an item of food.
  3. uncountable The contents of one or more (hen's usually) eggs as a culinary ingredient, etc.

#: I also determine the minimal amount of egg required to make good mayonnaise.

  1. context|biology|countable The female primary cell, the ovum.
Translations
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Alabama: hanakbootoklo
Albanian: ve f, vezë f
Arabic: ARchar|بÙضة IPAchar|(béiÉa) f
Armenian: Õ±Õ¸Ö (dzu)
Bosnian: jaje#Bosnian|jaje n
Breton: vi m
Bulgarian: ÑйÑе (jajtse) n
Catalan: ou m
Cornish: oy m
Chamorro: chada'
Chichewa: dzira
Chinese: è (dàn)
Croatian: t|hr|jaje|n
Czech: vejce, vajíÄko n
Danish: æg n
Dutch: ei n
Esperanto: ovo
Estonian: munarakk (1), muna (2, 3, 4)
Faroese: egg#Faroese|egg n
Finnish: muna (2), munasolu (1)
French: Åuf m
Frisian: aei
Gaelic: ubh s, uibheacha p
German: Ei n
Greek: t|el|αÏγÏ|n|travgó|scGrek
Guaraní: upi'a (t-)
Guugu Yimidhirr: gundil, wurruun (avoidance language)
Gujarati: àªàªàª¡à«àª (i.ndu.n)
Hawaiian: hua, hua moa (henâs egg)
Hebrew: ×××¦× (beitzáh) f
Hindi: à¤à¤à¤¡à¤¾ (a.ndÄ) m
Hungarian: tojás
Icelandic: egg#Icelandic|egg n
Ido: ovo
Ilocano: itlog
Indonesian: telur
Interlingua: ovo
Italian: uovo m (plural: uova f) (1,2,3), ovulo m (4)
Japanese: åµ (ãã¾ã, tamago)
Korean: ì (al)
Kurdish: hêk f, KUchar|ÙÛÙÚ©Ùâ
Lao: à»àº (kay)
Latin: ovum n
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Latvian: ola
Lithuanian: (1): kiauÅ¡inÄlis m, kiauÅ¡ialÄstÄ f; (2, 3): kiauÅ¡inis m
Macedonian: ÑаÑÑа f
Malay: telur
Maltese: bajda f
Marathi: à¤à¤à¤¡ (anda) g|Marathi
Maori: heeki, hua
Nahuatl: totoltetl (3)
Norwegian: egg#Norwegian|egg n
Old Church Slavonic: t|cu|аиÑÑ|tr=aice|n
Old English: æg|ǣġ
Persian: fa-Arab|تخ٠Ùرغ (toxme morgh)
Polish: jajko n
Portuguese: ovo m
Rohingya: andha, dhim
Romani: Änro
Romanian: ou n
Russian: (shelled egg) ÑйÑо (jajtsó) n; (egg of a fish, frog etc.) икÑинка f; (ovum) ÑйÑеклеÑка f
Sardinian (Campidanese): ou m
Scottish Gaelic: ugh f
Serbian:

Shona: zai, zanda
Sicilian: ovu m
Slovak: vajce n
Slovene: jajÄece n (1), jajce n (2, 3)
Spanish: huevo m
Swahili: yai, mayai pl (noun 5/6)
Swedish: ägg n
Tagalog: itlog
Tamazight: âµâ´°â´³âµâ´°âµ¢âµ (taglayt) f
Tamil: à®®à¯à®à¯à®à¯ (muttai)
Thai: Thai|à¹à¸à¹ (kai) n
Tupinambá: upi'a (t-)
Turkish: yumurta, tohum (fertilized)
Ukrainian: ÑйÑе (jajtsé) n
Urdu: URchar|اÙÚا (an.dÄ)
Vietnamese: trứng
Volapük: nög
Warlpiri: mula
Welsh: ŵy
Zulu: iliqanda, iqanda
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Verb
en-verb

  1. To throw eggs at.
  2. (with "on"): To encourage.
  3. To add beaten egg (cooking).

Related terms
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bad egg
boiled egg
cuckoo's egg|cuckooâs egg
curate's egg|curateâs egg
don't put all your eggs in one basket
Easter egg
egg and spoon race
egg beaters
mid3
egg cup
egg flip
egg-nog, eggnog
egg on
egg-shell, eggshell
egg-timer
egg white
egg yolk
mid3
fried egg
golden egg
good egg
have egg on one's face|have egg on oneâs face
nest egg
over-egg
pouched egg
power-egg
scrambled egg, scrambled eggs
sure as eggs is eggs

See also
caviar
roe

Category:1000 English basic words
Category:Eggs|*
Category:Food and Drink
Category:Poultry


Faroese

Pronunciation
IPA|[ÉgË]

Noun
egg n

  1. egg

Declension
fo-decl-noun-n23|e|g

Noun
egg f

  1. blade, edge
  2. border, edge of a cliff

Declension
fo-decl-noun-f8|egg

Category:Faroese nouns
Category:fo:Foods


Icelandic
Icelandic declension hk sb 01 j|egg

Pronunciation
IPA|[ËÉÉ¡ÌË]

Etymology 1

Noun
egg n (eggs|egg-s, eggja|egg-ja)

  1. context|zoology|lang=is #English|egg
  2. an oval shaped object
  3. ovum

Synonyms
(ovum): eggfruma f

Derived terms
rfc-level|Derived terms at L4+ not in L3 POS section (AutoFormat? would have corrected level of Synonyms)
eggjahvíta
eggjarauða
eggjasalad
páskaegg
eggjaskurn

Icelandic declension kvk sb 02 j|egg

Etymology 2

Noun
egg f (eggjar|eggj-ar, eggjar|egg-jar)

  1. context|weapons|lang=is the sharp edge of a knife, sword, or similar
  2. a sharp edge on a mountain

Synonyms
(sharp edge): blað n
(mountain): fjallsegg f

Derived terms
fjallsegg

Derived terms
með oddi og egg/með oddi og eggju

Category:Icelandic nouns
Category:is:Eggs|*
Category:is:Food and Drink
Category:is:Poultry


Norwegian

Noun
egg n

  1. egg

Swedish

Noun
egg
sv-noun-reg-ar

  1. The sharp edge of a cutting tool.

Homophones
ägg

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