luke

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See also: Luke, lüke, and lǚkè

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English luke, leuke, lewke (lukewarm, tepid), from an unexplained variant or extension of Middle English lewe (warm, lukewarm, tepid), from Old English hlēow (warm), perhaps due to confusion with Old English wlæc (tepid, lukewarm, cool).

Adjective[edit]

luke (not comparable)

  1. (UK) lukewarm
    Nine penn'orth o' brandy and water luke. — Dickens.

Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

luke (plural lukes)

  1. A look.
  2. An examination, inspection.

Verb[edit]

tae luke (third-person singular simple present lukes, present participle lukin, simple past lukit, past participle lukit)

  1. To look.
  2. To examine, inspect.