- Archaic spelling of ache.
- ... for let our finger ake, / And it endues our other heathfull members — Othello (Quarto 1), Shakespeare, 1622
1909, Henry C. Shelley, Inns and Taverns of Old London, edition text, The Gutenberg Project, published 2004:
- instead he went with the rogues to supper in an arbour, though it made his heart "ake" to listen to their mad talk.
2015, LT Wolf, The World King, fiction, ISBN 978-1-312-37454-6:
- The ake of months of a growing firenlust became a rising queem til at last there was the burst of loosing that almost made his knees buckle.
ake (not comparable)
From Proto-Polynesian *qate, from Proto-Oceanic *qate, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *qatay, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *qatay, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qatay, from Proto-Austronesian *qaCay.