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English

Etymology 1

From Old (and modern) French ache, from Latin apium, parsley.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
ache

Plural
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ache ({{{1}}})
  1. (obsolete) Parsley.

Etymology 2

Old English acan (verb), from æċe (noun), from West Germanic. The verb was originally strong, declining like take etc., but has taken weak endings since Middle English. Historically the verb was spelled ake, until Dr Johnson mistakenly derived it from Ancient Greek ἄχος, pain.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to ache

Third person singular
aches

Simple past
ached

Past participle
-

Present participle
aching

to ache (third-person singular simple present aches, present participle aching, simple past and past participle ached)
  1. (intransitive) To suffer pain; to be the source of, or be in, pain, especially continued dull pain; to be distressed.
    • Fie, how my bones ache! - Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, II-v
    • The sins that in your conscience ache. — Keble
Derived terms
Translations

Noun

Singular
ache

Plural
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ache ({{{1}}})
  1. Continued dull pain, as distinguished from sudden twinges, or spasmodic pain.
    • Fill all thy bones with aches - Shakespeare, Tempest, I-ii
Derived terms
Translations

References

  • Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition.

Etymology 3

Representing the pronunciation of the letter H.

Noun

Singular
ache

Plural
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ache ({{{1}}})
  1. (rare) A variant spelling of aitch.

Anagrams


Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: a‧che

Verb

ache

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of verb achar.
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with você?) present subjunctive of verb achar.
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of verb achar.
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of verb achar.

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