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Ake, Aik, n. Also: ak; aike (ailk), ayk(e, aick, ayik, aek, eak, eaik. [Northern ME. ake, ak, OE. ác (whence also ME. ok, oke, ook). Cf. the early place-name Akedene (c 1204), repr. OE. áce-denu.]

1. An oak-tree. (a) Ane ake wes na mare in hys hand Than now in owrys ane hesylle wand; Wynt. i. 343.
Thare by an ake deyd Erle Dawy; Ib. viii. 4701.
The byg akis strekyng in the ayr thar croppys; Doug. iii. x. 46; etc.
Undir that earth ar fund gret stokis … of wondirful akes and vthir tries; Dalr. I. 36/6.
(b) The bryme Butler … Vndyr ane ayk, wyth men about him set; Wall. v. 75.
Wallace retorned besyd a burly ayk; Ib. 821.
Ȝon harnes … Sall hyng apon ane ayk; Doug. x. vii. 149.
Ane … weirman, wicht as ony aik; Stewart 56993.
Att the aeks and allers … My plaints I speire; Fowler 181/9.
Fyve hundreth grit aikis; 1606 Crim. Trials II. 510.

2. The wood of the oak; oak timber. xxxtj sparris, to mak a paraling of ak for the gunnys; 1496 Treas. Acc. I. 322.
Ane … brig … laid with brandaris of ayk, bulwark of aik and stain abowt the said brig; 1529 Reg. Episc. Aberd. I. 395.
Ane gret pres of aik and fyr, … ane grit lang kist of aik; 1519 Ib. II. 174.
Scho was ten fute thik in the waill, cuttit jeastis of aik; Pitsc. I. 251/16.
Ane mait buird of ayik branderit; 1590 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 35.
Ane grit fourenuikit battoun of aik; 1603 Crim. Trials II. 416.
For certane sarking burd of Scotis ayk; 1635 Chapel Royal p. cxciv.
A taiffill of aike; 1645 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. III. 43.

3. Attrib. in ake bark, bed, burde, nail, wode. Ane thyk ayk wod … Belappys all the said cuthill abowt; Doug. viii. x. 9.
For ane hunder and ane half aik nalis, xijs; 1555–6 Edinb. Old Acc. I. 192.
Eaik and fyr bark; 1579 Inverness B. Rec. 273.
The price of twa aik buirds; 1595 Paisley B. Rec. 160.
Tuo standing aik beds; 1635 Haddington Mem. II. 300.

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