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Definitions and meaning of eke

eke

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: ēk, IPA(key): /iːk/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ik/
  • Rhymes: -iːk
  • Homophone: eek

Etymology 1

The noun is derived from Middle English eke, eche (addition, increase; enhancement; additional piece of land), from Old English ēaca (addition, increase; supplement), from Proto-Germanic *aukô (addition, increase), from *aukaną (to grow, increase), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewg- (to enlarge, increase). The English noun is cognate with Old Frisian āka (addition, increase; bonus), Old Norse auki (growth, increase, proliferation).

The verb is derived partly:

  • from the noun; and
  • from Middle English eken (to increase; to enlarge, expand, extend; to lengthen; to add to, amplify; to improve; to stimulate; to advance; to exalt; to intensify; to aggravate, make worse; to prosper, succeed) [and other forms], from three distinct verbs (1) Old English ēcan, īcan, īeċan, ȳcan ((West Saxon) to increase; to accomplish), (2) ēacan (to be enlarged or increased), and (3) ēacian, all from Proto-Germanic *aukaną (to grow, increase); see further above.

The English verb is cognate with Latin augeō (to augment, increase; to enlarge, expand, spread; to lengthen; to exaggerate; to enrich; to honour; (figuratively) to exalt, praise), Old English ēac (also), Old Norse auka (to augment, increase; to add; to exceed, surpass) (Danish øge (to enhance; to increase), Icelandic auka (to augment, increase), Norwegian Bokmål øke (to increase), Norwegian Nynorsk auka (to increase), Swedish öka (to increase)).

Noun

eke (plural ekes)

  1. (obsolete except Britain, dialectal) An addition.
  2. (beekeeping, archaic) A small stand on which a beehive is placed.
  3. (beekeeping) A spacer put between or over or under hive parts to make more space: see [1]
Derived terms
  • ekeing (noun)
Translations

Verb

eke (third-person singular simple present ekes, present participle eking or ekeing, simple past and past participle eked)

  1. (transitive) Chiefly in the form eke out: to add to, to augment; to increase; to lengthen.
Conjugation
Derived terms
  • eke out
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English ek, eek, eke (also) [and other forms], from Old English ēac, ǣc, ēc (also), from Proto-Germanic *auk (also, too; furthermore, in addition), then either:

  • from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewg- (to enlarge, increase); or
  • from Pre-Germanic *h₂ew (away from, off; again) + *g(ʰ)e (postpositional intensifying particle meaning ‘at any rate, indeed, in fact’)

The English word is cognate with Gothic 𐌰𐌿𐌺 (auk, also; for, because; but also), Old Frisian âk, Old High German ouh (also, as well, too) (Middle High German ouch, modern German auch (also, as well, too)), Old Norse auk (also; and) (Danish og (and), Swedish och (and), ock ((dated) also, as well as, too)), Old Saxon ôk (Dutch ook (also, too; moreover; either)), Saterland Frisian ook, uk (also, too), West Frisian ek (also, too).

Adverb

eke (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Also; in addition to.
Translations

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Anagrams

  • Eek, Kee, eek, kee

Hungarian

Etymology

Borrowed from a Chuvash-type Turkic language before the times of the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin (at the turn of the 9th and 10th centuries). Compare the Turkish verb form ek.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ ˈɛkɛ]
  • Hyphenation: eke
  • Rhymes: -kɛ

Noun

eke (plural ekék)

  1. plough (UK), plow (US)

Declension

Derived terms

  • ekecsont

References


Maori

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈeke/

Verb

eke

  1. to embark

Pali

Numeral

eke

  1. inflection of eka (one):
    1. masculine nominative/accusative/vocative plural
    2. feminine vocative singular

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish, from ek (oak).

Noun

eke n

  1. (uncountable) wood of oak

Declension


Turkish

Noun

eke

  1. dative singular of ek

Volapük

Pronoun

eke

  1. dative singular of ek

Zazaki

Conjunction

eke

  1. if

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to augment.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)