Eek etymology

Middle English

Middle English word eek comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weg-, English eke, Swedish och, Proto-Indo-European *h₁e-, Proto-Indo-European *h₁o-ǵe, Proto-Indo-European *ǵe, and later Proto-Germanic *auk (And. But also Also, too. Furthermore, in addition.)

Etymology of eek

Detailed word origin of eek

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*h₂weg- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
eke English (en) (obsolete) An addition. (obsolete) also (obsolete, _, except in eke out) To increase; to add to, augment, lengthen. (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. (obsolete) Also.
och Swedish (sv) (mathematics) and, plus. (poetic) Introduces a main clause which somehow is bound to a previous clause. And; used to connect two homogeneous (similar) words or phrases. And; used to denote the last item of a list. Used to connect two finite verbs to denote that the first is done in order to be able to do the second. Used to connect two finite verbs to denote that the two actions are [...]
*h₁e- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*h₁o-ǵe Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*ǵe Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*h₂owg-éye- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*auk Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) And. But also Also, too. Furthermore, in addition.
ouh Old High German (goh) Also, too, as well.
ōk Old Dutch (odt)
og Danish (dan) And.
*ak Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) But, however.
ooc Middle Dutch (dum) Also, too. Furthermore.
oh Old High German (goh)
och Middle High German (gmh)
āk Old Frisian (ofs)
ook Dutch (nl) (in negative sentences) either. -ever. Also, too, moreover. Particle for emphasis.
ouch Middle High German (gmh)
auch German (de) (rare, dated) and so. Also, too. Even (in the sense of "including the extreme case of"; cf. Early Modern English cognate eke). Really.
ek Western Frisian (fry) Also, too.
eek Middle English (enm) Also, in addition, besides.