Variant of ache
- to have or give dull, steady pain
- to feel sympathy, pity, etc. (for)
- Informal to yearn or long: with for or an infinitive
Origin: origin, originally ake ; from Middle English aken ; from Old English acan, akin to Low German äken, to smart and amp; Middle Dutch akel, sorrow, shame ; from Indo-European base an unverified form agos-, fault, guilt, sin: spelling, spelled ache through confusion with the noun
Origin: ME < OE ece, æce < the v.