See also: Locken

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locken

  1. (Scotland, Northern England or obsolete) past participle of lock

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locken (comparative more locken, superlative most locken)

  1. (Scotland, Northern England) Locked.
  2. (Scotland, Northern England) Webbed (of hands or toes).
    locken fingers
  3. (Scotland, Northern England) Stingy, tight-fisted.
    The locken hands do not give much.
  4. (Scotland, Northern England) Knit (of brows), also close-set, contracted.
    She stood there stock-still, her brows locken.
    • 1852, Alex Harper, Fruits of Solitary Hours:
      A leering eye and locken brows, / And large Mongolian mouth and nose.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɔkn̩], [ˈlɔkŋ̩]
  • Hyphenation: lo‧cken
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle High German locken, from Old High German lockōn, from Proto-West Germanic *lokkōn, from Proto-Germanic *lukkōną. Cognate with lügen (to lie), Latin laciō and Slovak lákať (to allure).

VerbEdit

locken (weak, third-person singular present lockt, past tense lockte, past participle gelockt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to lure, entice
  2. (transitive) to tempt
  3. (transitive, impersonal) to be lured
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old High German lochōn, from Locke (curl). The expected form *lochen was analogically reformed based on the noun.

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locken (weak, third-person singular present lockt, past tense lockte, past participle gelockt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to curl (something)
  2. (reflexive) to curl
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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch loccon

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locken

  1. to lure

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DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: lokken
  • Limburgish: lókke

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locken

  1. definite singular of lock
  2. definite plural of lock