Definition of eke-name in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈiːkneɪm


  • An additional name; a nickname.
    More example sentences
    • It seems fair to assume that many of his humbler namesakes had their own eke-names too.
    • We have thousands of instances, in all times and lands, of such eke-names being adopted by the person concerned.
    • Arngrim was as famous for his family as for the learning which won him his eke-name.


Middle English: from eke meaning 'addition' (see nickname).

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