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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English eken (to increase), from Old English īecan, ēcan or Old English ēacan (to increase), from Proto-Germanic *aukaną (increase), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewg- (to increase). Akin to Norwegian Bokmål øke, Danish øge, Icelandic auka, Swedish öka, Latin augeō, and Old English ēac (also).

VerbEdit

eke (third-person singular simple present ekes, present participle eking, simple past and past participle eked)

  1. (obsolete except in eke out) To increase; to add to, augment, lengthen.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Qveene. [], London: Printed [by John Wolfe] for VVilliam Ponsonbie, OCLC 960102938, book I, canto V:
      Here endlesse penance for one fault I pay, / But that redoubled crime with vengeance new / Thou biddest me to eeke?
    • 2012 July 11, Ben Perry, “Branson's spaceship steals the spotlight at airshow”, in Yahoo News[1], retrieved 2012-07-12:
      British tycoon Richard Branson stole the show here Wednesday, announcing that he and his family would be on Virgin Galactic's first trip into space, as Airbus and Boeing eked out more plane orders.


AdverbEdit

eke (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) also
    • 1557: Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, "The Soote Season"
      The soote season, that bud and bloom forth brings / With green hath clad the hill and eke the vale;
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NounEdit

eke (plural ekes)

  1. (obsolete) An addition.
    • Geddes
      Clumsy ekes that may well be spared.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English eke, eake (an addition), from Old English ēaca (an addition, increase, advantage, usury, interest), from Proto-Germanic *aukô (an addition, increase). Akin to Old Frisian āka (addition, increase, bonus), Old Norse auki (increase, growth, proliferation).

NounEdit

eke (plural ekes)

  1. (beekeeping, archaic) A very small addition to the bottom of a beehive, often merely of a few bands of straw, on which the hive is raised temporarily.

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle English eek (also), from Old English ēac, ēc (also), from Proto-Germanic *auk. Akin to West Frisian ek, Dutch ook (also), German auch (also), Swedish ock (also).

AdverbEdit

eke (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Also.
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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a Turkic language, compare the Turkish verb form ek.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

eke (plural ekék)

  1. plough (Commonwealth), plow (USA)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative eke ekék
accusative ekét ekéket
dative ekének ekéknek
instrumental ekével ekékkel
causal-final ekéért ekékért
translative ekévé ekékké
terminative ekéig ekékig
essive-formal ekeként ekékként
essive-modal
inessive ekében ekékben
superessive ekén ekéken
adessive ekénél ekéknél
illative ekébe ekékbe
sublative ekére ekékre
allative ekéhez ekékhez
elative ekéből ekékből
delative ekéről ekékről
ablative ekétől ekéktől
Possessive forms of eke
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. ekém ekéim
2nd person sing. ekéd ekéid
3rd person sing. ekéje ekéi
1st person plural ekénk ekéink
2nd person plural ekétek ekéitek
3rd person plural ekéjük ekéik

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MaoriEdit

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VerbEdit

eke

  1. to embark

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish, from ek (oak).

NounEdit

eke n

  1. (uncountable) wood of oak

DeclensionEdit

Declension of eke 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative eke eket
Genitive ekes ekets

TurkishEdit

NounEdit

eke

  1. dative singular of ek

VolapükEdit

PronounEdit

eke

  1. dative singular of ek