From Proto-Germanic *auk. Cognate with Old Frisian āk, Old Saxon ok, Old Dutch ōk, Old High German ouh, Old Norse auk, Gothic 𐌰𐌿𐌺 (auk).
- also, too
- late 10th century, Ælfric, "The First Sunday in September"
- Ġif wē gōd underfēngon of Godes handa, hwȳ ne sċule wē ēac yfel underfōn?
- If we’ve accepted good things from God’s hand, why shouldn’t we also accept bad things?
ēac (with dative)
- along with, together with