ache


ache
{{11}}ache (n.) early 15c., æche, from O.E. æce, from P.Gmc. *akiz, from same source as ACHE (Cf. ache) (v.).
{{12}}ache (v.) O.E. acan "to ache, suffer pain," from P.Gmc. *akanan, perhaps from a PIE root *ag-es- "fault, guilt," represented also in Sanskrit and Greek, perhaps imitative of groaning. The verb was pronounced "ake," the noun "ache" (by ↑http://www.etymonline.com/imutate.php i-mutation, as in speak/speech) but while the noun changed pronunciation to conform to the verb, the spelling of both was changed to ache c.1700 on a false assumption of a Greek origin (specifically Gk. akhos "pain, distress," which is rather a distant relation of AWE (Cf. awe) (n.)). Related: Ached; aching.

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