English Online Dictionary. What means each? What does each mean?
- (England) aich, (England, obsolete) aitch, (obsolete) eache, (obsolete) eatch, (obsolete) eatche, (obsolete) ech, (obsolete) eche, (obsolete) eich, (England, obsolete) etch, (England, obsolete) eych, (England, obsolete) eyche, (England, obsolete) yeach
From Middle English eche, from Old English ǣlċ, contraction of ǣġhwelċ, from Proto-West Germanic *aiwgahwalīk (“each, every”). Compare Scots ilk, elk (“each, every”), Saterland Frisian älk (“each”), West Frisian elk, elts (“each”), Dutch elk (“each”), Low German elk, ellik (“each”), German Low German elk, elke (“each, every”), German jeglich (“any”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /iːt͡ʃ/
- (US) IPA(key): /it͡ʃ/
- Rhymes: -iːtʃ
- All; every; qualifying a singular noun, indicating all examples of the thing so named seen as individual or separate items (compare every).
- (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 and every
- each other
- to each his own
each (not comparable)
- For one; apiece; per.
- Individually; separately; used in a sentence with a plural subject to indicate that the action or state described by the verb applies to all members of the described group individually, rather than collectively to the entire group.
- Every one/thing individually or one by one.
each (plural eaches)
- (operations, philosophy) An individual item: the least quantitative unit in a grouping.
- “each, adj. and pron.”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, December 2022.
- Aceh, Ache, Chae, Chea, HACE, ache, hace
From Old Irish ech, from Proto-Celtic *ekʷos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁éḱwos (“horse”).
- IPA(key): /ax/
each m (genitive singular eich, nominative plural eacha)
- (archaic) horse
- giolla eich (“horse-boy”)
- Dinneen, Patrick S. (1904), “eaċ”, in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, 1st edition, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, page 272
- Ó Dónaill, Niall (1977), “each”, in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, Dublin: An Gúm, →ISBN
From Old Irish ech, from Primitive Irish *ᚓᚊᚐᚄ (*eqas), from Proto-Celtic *ekʷos. Cognates include Irish each and Manx agh.
- IPA(key): /ɛx/
- Hyphenation: each
each m (genitive singular eich, plural eich)
- horse (Equus caballus)
- tha an t-each na throtan ― the horse is trotting
- air muin eich ― on horseback
- (dated) brute (coarse person)
- Edward Dwelly (1911), “each”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
- Colin Mark (2003), “each”, in The Gaelic-English dictionary, London: Routledge, →ISBN, page 253
- G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “ech”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
From Old Frisian āge, from Proto-Germanic *augô, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ekʷ- (“eye; to see”).
- IPA(key): /ɪə̯x/
each c (plural eagen, diminutive eachje)
- “each (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011