oker

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English oker, okur, okir, okyr, ocker, from Old Norse ókr (usury), from Proto-Germanic *wōkraz (progeny, earnings, profit), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weg- (to add, increase). Cognate with Scots ocker (usury), Icelandic ókur (usury), Swedish ocker (usury), German Wucher (usury), Dutch woeker (usury), Old English wōcor (increase, growth, fruit, usury), Gothic 𐍅𐍉𐌺𐍂𐍃 (wōkrs, interest, usury, tax), Latin augere (to increase). More at eke, wax.

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Noun[edit]

oker (plural okers)

  1. (now chiefly dialectal) Interest on money; usury; increase.

Verb[edit]

oker (third-person singular simple present okers, present participle okering, simple past and past participle okered)

  1. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To increase (in price); add to.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

oker (plural okers)

  1. (mineralogy) Alternative form of ocher

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

oker (plural okers)

  1. Alternative form of oka (unit of measurement)
    • 1837, George Cochrane, Wanderings in Greece (volumes 1-2, page 296)
      Comparatively speaking, the Greek peasantry are wealthy; — a circumstance which, in most cases, produces contentment in the matrimonial state. I say wealthy, because, even in the interior of the country, a peasant can always gain his drachma per day; out of which he will buy an oker of bread (two pounds and a half,) which will cost him twenty-four leptas; []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for oker in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Dutch[edit]

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Noun[edit]

oker m (plural okers)

  1. ochre (mineral)

Noun[edit]

oker n (uncountable)

  1. ochre (colour)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

oker m (Cyrillic spelling окер)

  1. ochre