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eke

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adverb \ˈēk\

Definition of eke

archaic

  1. :  also



Origin of eke

Middle English, from Old English ēac; akin to Old High German ouh also, Latin aut or, Greek au again


First Known Use: before 12th century


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eke

verb

Definition of eke

ekedek·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  increase, lengthen

  3. 2 :  to get with great difficulty —usually used with out <eke out a living>



Origin of eke

Middle English, from Old English īecan, ēcan; akin to Old High German ouhhōn to add, Latin augēre to increase, Greek auxein


First Known Use: before 12th century



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