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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old English īecan (to increase). Cognates include Danish øge, Icelandic auka and Latin augere.

Verb

Infinitive
to eke

Third person singular
ek

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to eke (third-person singular simple present ek, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To increase; to add to; to augment; now commonly used with out, the notion conveyed being to add to, or piece out by a laborious, inferior, or scanty addition.
    to eke out a scanty supply of one kind with some other
    Quotations
    • 1952, The typical medieval house was essentially a timber structure, though, for reasons of economy, its construction was eked out with cheaper material; and, speaking loosely, the later the house the greater the proportion of cheap material. — L.F. Salzman, Building in England, page 192.

Noun

Singular
eke

Plural
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  1. (beekeeping, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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 2

From Old English eac

Adverb

eke

  1. (archaic) Also.

See also


Hungarian

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈɛkɛ/
  • Hyphenation: eke

Noun

eke (plural ekék)

  1. plough

Declension


Maori

Verb

eke

  1. to embark

Old English

Adverb

eke

  1. also

Swedish

Inflection for eke Singular Plural
Neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative eke eket eken ekena
Genitive ekes ekets ekens ekenas

Etymology

Old Swedish, from ek, ’oak’.

Noun

eke n.

  1. wood of oak

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