luke

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See also: Luke, lûke, and lǚkè

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English leuk, luke, leuke, lewke (lukewarm, tepid), perhaps from Old English *hlēoc, a suffixed variant of Old English hlēow (warm). For the suffix, compare also the pairs Old English rēoc & rēow; slēac & (un)slēaw.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

luke (not comparable)

  1. (Britain, archaic) lukewarm
    • 1836, Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers
      Let me have nine penn'orth o' brandy and water luke, and the inkstand, will you, miss?

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to the verb lukke

Noun[edit]

luke f, m (definite singular luka or luken, indefinite plural luker, definite plural lukene)

  1. a small door (including on an Advent calendar)
  2. a hatch
  3. a window (e.g. ticket window)
  4. a gap, space, slot, opening

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to the verb lukke

Noun[edit]

luke f (definite singular luka, indefinite plural luker, definite plural lukene)

  1. a small door (including on an Advent calendar)
  2. a hatch
  3. a window (e.g. ticket window)
  4. a gap, space, slot, opening

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Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

luke (plural lukes)

  1. A look.
  2. An examination, inspection.

Verb[edit]

luke (third-person singular present lukes, present participle lukin, past lukit, past participle lukit)

  1. To look.
  2. To examine, inspect.