eac

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ēac

  1. 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?
    • c. 893 C.E., Alfred the Great (uncertain), transl., chapter IX, in Joseph Bosworth, editor, King Alfred’s Anglo-Saxon Version of The Compendious History of the World, London: Longman, translation of Historiae Adversus Paganos by Orosius, published 1859, book IV, page 92:
      [] án wæs on Ispania ; oþer on Mæcedonia ; þridde on Capadotia ; feorðe æt ham wið Hannibal ; and hí eac oftost geflymde wurdon, and gesbismrade.
      One was in Spain; another in Macedonia; a third in Cappadocia; a fourth at home against Hannibal; and they were also very often put to flight and disgraced.

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: ek, eek, eke
    • Scots: eik, ek
    • English: eke
    • Middle English: ekename

Preposition[edit]

ēac

  1. along with, together with