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eke-name Line breaks: eke-name
Pronunciation: /ˈiːkneɪm/

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Definition of eke-name in English:


An additional name; a nickname.
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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