eke

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English eken ‎(to increase), from Old English īecan ‎(to increase), from West Germanic aukijaną, from Proto-Germanic *aukaną ‎(increase), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewg- ‎(to increase). Akin to Norwegian øke, Danish øge, Icelandic auka, Swedish öka and Latin augeō, Old English ēac ‎(also).

Verb[edit]

eke ‎(third-person singular simple present ekes, present participle eking, simple past and past participle eked)

  1. (obsolete except in eke out) To increase; to add to, augment, lengthen.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, Canto I.v
      Here endlesse penance for one fault I pay, / But that redoubled crime with vengeance new / Thou biddest me to eeke?
    • 2012 July 11, Ben Perry, “Branson's spaceship steals the spotlight at airshow”, in Yahoo News[1], retrieved 2012-07-12:
      British tycoon Richard Branson stole the show here Wednesday, announcing that he and his family would be on Virgin Galactic's first trip into space, as Airbus and Boeing eked out more plane orders.
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Noun[edit]

eke ‎(plural ekes)

  1. (obsolete) An addition.
    • Geddes
      Clumsy ekes that may well be spared.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English eke, eake ‎(an addition), from Old English ēaca ‎(an addition). Akin to Old Norse auki ‎(an addition).

Noun[edit]

eke ‎(plural ekes)

  1. (beekeeping, archaic) A very small addition to the bottom of a beehive, often merely of a few bands of straw, on which the hive is raised temporarily.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English eek ‎(also), from Old English ēac, ēc ‎(also), from Proto-Germanic *auk. Akin to West Frisian ek, Dutch ook ‎(also), German auch ‎(also), Swedish ock ‎(also).

Adverb[edit]

eke ‎(not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Also.
    • 1663, Hudibras, by Samuel Butler, part 1, canto 1
      'Tis false: for Arthur wore in hall / Round-table like a farthingal, / On which, with shirt pull'd out behind, / And eke before, his good knights dined.
    • 1782, The Diverting History of John Gilpin, by William Cowper
      'John Gilpin was a citizen / of credit and renown / A train-band captain eke was he / of famous London town.'
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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Turkic language, compare the Turkish verb form ek.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɛkɛ]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: eke

Noun[edit]

eke ‎(plural ekék)

  1. plough (Commonwealth), plow (USA)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative eke ekék
accusative ekét ekéket
dative ekének ekéknek
instrumental ekével ekékkel
causal-final ekéért ekékért
translative ekévé ekékké
terminative ekéig ekékig
essive-formal ekeként ekékként
essive-modal
inessive ekében ekékben
superessive ekén ekéken
adessive ekénél ekéknél
illative ekébe ekékbe
sublative ekére ekékre
allative ekéhez ekékhez
elative ekéből ekékből
delative ekéről ekékről
ablative ekétől ekéktől
Possessive forms of eke
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. ekém ekéim
2nd person sing. ekéd ekéid
3rd person sing. ekéje ekéi
1st person plural ekénk ekéink
2nd person plural ekétek ekéitek
3rd person plural ekéjük ekéik

Maori[edit]

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Verb[edit]

eke

  1. to embark

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish, from ek ‎(oak).

Noun[edit]

eke n

  1. (uncountable) wood of oak

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Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

eke

  1. dative singular of ek

Volapük[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

eke

  1. dative singular of ek