Pike

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See also: pike and pikë

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Pike

  1. A surname of multiple origins, including Middle English pike.

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From Middle High German pieke, from Middle Dutch pike, from Proto-Germanic *pīkaz, *pīkō. Already in Dutch the word was influenced by French pic (tip). Another influence is German Picke (pick, pickaxe), from picken. The precise relation between all of these words is uncertain.

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Pike f (genitive Pike, plural Piken)

  1. (weaponry) pike
  2. (especially soccer) the tip of the foot or shoe
    Synonyms: Picke, Spitze

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References[edit]

  • "Pike" in: Wolfgang Pfeifer (ed.), Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Deutschen (2nd ed. 1993).

Further reading[edit]

  • Pike in Duden online