nake

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English naken (to nake), from Old English nacian (to bare, strip, make naked), from Proto-Germanic *nakwōną (to make naked), from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷ- (to make naked). Cognate with Old Norse nǫkkva (to bare, expose). More at naked.

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nake (third-person singular simple present nakes, present participle naking, simple past and past participle naked)

  1. (chiefly Scotland) to make naked, bare
    • Chaucer
      Come, be ready, nake your swords.

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Dutch[edit]

Verb[edit]

nake

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of naken

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A back-formation from naked.

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Adjective[edit]

nake (rare)

  1. naked, exposed, miserly
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English nacian.

Verb[edit]

nake

  1. Alternative form of naken

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

nake

  1. neuter singular of naken