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yl-ruil wrote:

> After a quick consultation with my Etymological Dictionary, it seems eke
> (vb) and eke (adj) are unconnected. The adj is from OE éc "also", cognate to
> German auch "of uncertain origin" and the vb is from éacan "grow", which is
> cognate to Latin augere.

Well, so speaks the voice of authority, but I wonder why auch and augere
can't be cognates: no sound-shift seems to prevent it.

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