There are 6 main definitions of -en in English:

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-en 1

suffix

Forming verbs:
1(From adjectives) denoting the development, creation, or intensification of a state: widen deepen
2From nouns (such as strengthen from strength).

Origin

Old English -nian, of Germanic origin.

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-en 2

suffix

(also -n)
Forming adjectives from nouns:
1Made or consisting of: earthen woollen

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin.

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-en 3
(also -n)

suffix

Forming past participles of strong verbs:
1As a regular inflection: spoken

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin.

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-en 4

suffix

Forming the plural of a few nouns such as children, oxen.

Origin

Middle English reduction of the earlier suffix -an.

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-en 5
Pronunciation: /ɪn/ /(ə)n/

suffix

Forming diminutives of nouns (such as chicken, maiden).

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin.

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-en 6

suffix

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin.

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