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

Definition of eke-name in English:


An additional name; a nickname.
Example sentences
  • The name sounds like that of a quarrelsome fellow who gained the eke-name of Nettle.
  • The people have given me the eke name of Pinchsniff, although I really cannot imagine why.
  • 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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