Why does Anglian Old English "-tēne" (Proto-Germanic *tehun) have unetymological "e" on the end? Why does English "ten" have no long "ee"?

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    not just Anglian. West Saxon has -tīene, so the final e appears to be more general in Old English
    – Tristan
    Mar 7, 2022 at 15:03
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    Speculation, but perhaps it's an adopted plural ending (i-stems or pronominal masculine as with strong adjectives).
    – siride
    Mar 7, 2022 at 23:42


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