Origin: ME enke < OFr enque < LL encaustum < Gr enkauston, purple or red ink < enkaustos, burned in < enkaiein, to burn in < en-, in + kaiein, to burn < IE base *kai- > heat
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Origin: Middle English inke
Origin: , from Old French enque
Origin: , from Late Latin encaustum, purple ink
Origin: , from Greek enkauston, painted in encaustic
Origin: , from enkaiein, to paint in encaustic, burn in; see encaustic.
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