luke

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See also: Luke, lüke, and lǚkè

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English luke, leuke, lewke ‎(lukewarm, tepid), from an unexplained variant or extension of Middle English lewe ‎(warm, lukewarm, tepid), from Old English hlēow ‎(warm), perhaps due to confusion with Old English wlæc ‎(tepid, lukewarm, cool).

Adjective[edit]

luke ‎(not comparable)

  1. (Britain) lukewarm
    Nine penn'orth o' brandy and water luke. — Dickens.

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.