from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make naked.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To make naked.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to make naked, bare, expose


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From Middle English naken ("to nake"), from Old English nacian ("to bare, strip, make naked"), from Proto-Germanic *nakwōnan (“to make naked”), from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷ (“naked”). Cognate with Old Norse nǫkkva ("to bare, expose"). More at naked.



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  • nake v.t. Long obs. exc. Sc. ME. Back-form. f. naked adj. Make naked (lit. & fig.)

    May 10, 2008

  • To make or go naked. approx. 14th century

    May 17, 2008

  • To bare, unsheathe a sword. "Nake your swords." Cyril Tourneur's The Revenger's Tragedy 1656. From Middle English naken, to make naked.

    --Walter Skeat's Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words, 1914

    (3) Nakedize, to go naked.

    --Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1908

    January 16, 2018