Thursday, February 4, 2010

They're Not Your Ilk

funny word of the day: ilk

Defintion from Merriam-Webster:

Pronunciation: \ˈilk\
Function: pronoun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ilca, from *i- that, the same (akin to Gothic is he, Latin, he, that) + *lik- form (whence Old English līc body) — more at iterate, like
Date: before 12th century

chiefly Scottish : same —used with that especially in the names of landed families


Function: noun
Date: 1790

: sort, kind

1 comment:

  1. I love that word, ILK. I wonder if anybody else uses it these days? Thanks for making me smile today.