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eke

adverb \ ˈēk \

Definition of eke

archaic
: also

Origin and Etymology of eke

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


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eke

verb

Definition of eke

eked; eking
transitive verb
1 archaic : increase, lengthen
2 : to get with great difficulty usually used with out
  • eke out a living

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Origin and Etymology of eke

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



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