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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
en
n
  1. half the width of an em
    Synonym(s): en, nut
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   -en \-en\
      1. 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.
  
      2. A suffix corresponding to AS. -en and -on, formerly used
            to form the plural of verbs, as in housen, escapen.
  
      3. 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.
  
      4. [AS. -en; akin to Goth. -eins, L. -inus, Gr. [?].] An
            adjectival suffix, meaning made of; as in golden, leaden,
            wooden.
  
      5. [AS. -en; akin to Skr. -na.] The termination of the past
            participle of many strong verbs; as, in broken, gotten,
            trodden.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   En \En\, n. (Print.)
      Half an em, that is, half of the unit of space in measuring
      printed matter. See {Em}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   En- \En-\
      1. [F. en-, L. in.] A prefix signifying in or into, used in
            many English words, chiefly those borrowed from the
            French. Some English words are written indifferently with
            en-or in-. For ease of pronunciation it is commonly
            changed to em-before p, b, and m, as in employ, embody,
            emmew. It is sometimes used to give a causal force, as in
            enable, enfeeble, to cause to be, or to make, able, or
            feeble; and sometimes merely gives an intensive force, as
            in enchasten. See {In-}.
  
      2. A prefix from Gr. [?] in, meaning in; as, encephalon,
            entomology. See {In-}.
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