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verb Archaic.
  1. taken.
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Origin of ta'en

Middle English ytan, tane, tain, contraction of taken
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Examples from the Web for taen

Historical Examples of taen

  • "You see the hoose was taen, at ony rate," continued Sanders.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie

  • Out with that too; it was Eves legacy, and 330 cannot be taen from her.

    Two Gentlemen of Verona

    William Shakespeare

  • Can Clavers hae been here in my absence an taen them a away?

  • The head's taen aff them, as clean as I wad bite it aff a sybo!

  • The light of my eyes was taen from me, Miss Anne—I had little pleasure of my life, for both my boys were away.


    Mrs. Oliphant

British Dictionary definitions for taen


  1. a poetic contraction of taken
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