oker

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English oker, okur, okir, okyr, ocker, from Old Norse ókr (usury), from Proto-Germanic *wōkraz (progeny, earnings, profit), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weg- (to add, increase). Cognate with Scots ocker (usury), Icelandic ókur (usury), Swedish ocker (usury), German Wucher (usury, profiteering, racket), Dutch woeker (usury), Old English wōcor (increase, growth, fruit, usury), Gothic [script?] (wōkrs, interest, usury, tax), Latin augere (to increase). More at eke, wax.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

oker (plural okers)

  1. (Now chiefly dialectal) Interest on money; usury; increase.

Verb[edit]

oker (third-person singular simple present okers, present participle okering, simple past and past participle okered)

  1. (transitive, Now chiefly dialectal) To increase (in price); add to.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

oker (plural okers)

  1. (mineralogy) Alternative form of ocher.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

oker m (plural okers)

  1. ochre (mineral)

Noun[edit]

oker n (uncountable)

  1. ochre (colour)

Anagrams[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

oker m (Cyrillic spelling окер)

  1. ochre