Türkische aussprache eyk
, be sore
Etymologie [ 'Ak ] (intransitive verb.) before 12th century. Middle English aken (verb), and ache (noun) from Old English acan (verb) (from Proto-Germanic *akanan) and æċe (noun) (from Proto-Germanic *akiz). The noun was originally pronounced as spelled--with a palatized ch sound (compare batch bake); and the verb was originally strong, conjugating for tense like take (eg. I ake, I oke, I have aken ), but gradually becoming weak during Middle English. Historically the verb was spelled ake, and the noun as ache (--Shak.). Confusion arose when Dr Johnson mistakingly cited derivation from Ancient Greek ἄχος, "pain", due to the similarites in form and meaning.