Ⅰ.-en  ► SUFFIX ▪ forming verbs from adjectives or nouns denoting the development or intensification of a state or quality: widen.ORIGIN Old English.Ⅱ.-en  ► SUFFIX (also -n) forming adjectives from nouns: 1) made or consisting of: earthen. 2) resembling: golden.ORIGIN Old English.Ⅲ.-en  (also -n) ► SUFFIX forming past participles of strong verbs: 1) as a regular inflection: spoken. 2) as an adjective: mistaken.ORIGIN Old English.
English terms dictionary. 2015.