each

each

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English

Etymology

From Middle English eche, from Old English ǣlċ, contraction of ǣġhwylċ (each, every, any, all), from Proto-Germanic *aiwô (ever, always) + *ga- + Proto-Germanic *hwilīkaz. Compare Scots ilk, elk (each, every), Saterland Frisian älk (each), West Frisian elk (each), Dutch elk (each), Low German elk, ellik (each), German Low German elk, elke (each, every), German jeglich (any).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /iːt͡ʃ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /it͡ʃ/
  • Rhymes: -iːtʃ

Determiner

each

  1. All; every; qualifying a singular noun, indicating all examples of the thing so named seen as individual or separate items (compare every).
  2. Every one; every thing.
  3. For one; per.

Usage notes

  • (all, every): The phrase beginning with each identifies a set of items wherein the words following each identify the individual elements by their shared characteristics. The phrase is grammatically singular in number, so if the phrase is the subject of a sentence, its verb is conjugated into a third-person singular form. Similarly, any pronouns that refer to the noun phrase are singular:
    Each candidate has 49 votes.
    Each voter must decide for herself.

Related terms

  • each and every
  • each other
  • to each his own

Translations

Noun

each (plural eaches)

  1. (operations, philosophy) An individual item: the least quantitative unit in a grouping.
    • 2007, David E. Mulcahy, Eaches or Pieces Order Fulfillment, Design, and Operations Handbook, CRC Press, →ISBN, page 385:
      An each, piece, single item, or individual item package.

Anagrams

  • Aceh, Ache, Chae, Chea, HACE, ache

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish ech, from Proto-Celtic *ekʷos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁éḱwos (horse).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ax/

Noun

each m (genitive singular eich, nominative plural eacha)

  1. (archaic) horse

Declension

Synonyms

  • capall

Derived terms

  • eachmairt
  • eachra
  • giolla eich (horse-boy)

Mutation

References

  • “ech” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “eaċ” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 272.
  • Finck, F. N. (1899), Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 22.
  • "each" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish ech, from Proto-Celtic *ekʷos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁éḱwos (horse).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛx/, /jax/

Noun

each m (genitive singular eich, plural eich)

  1. horse
  2. (dated) brute

Derived terms

  • each-mara

References

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • “ech” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

West Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian āge, from Proto-Germanic *augô, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ekʷ- (eye; to see). Compare North Frisian uug, Dutch oog, English eye, German Auge.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jɛx/

Noun

each c (plural eagen)

  1. (anatomy) eye

Quotations

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