eacan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *aukaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewg-. Cognate with Old Frisian āka, Old Saxon ōkian, Old Norse auka, Gothic 𐌰𐌿𐌺𐌰𐌽 (aukan), Latin augeō, and Ancient Greek αὐξάνω (auxánō).

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ēacan (intransitive)

  1. to increase or enlarge
  2. to conceive, become pregnant

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: eke
  • Scots: eik