All; every; qualifying a singular noun, indicating all examples of the thing so named seen as individual or separate items (compare every).
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From Middle English eche, from Old English ǣlċ, contraction of ǣġhwylċ (“each, every, any, all”), from Proto-Germanic *aiwô (“ever, always”) + *galīkaz (“alike”), equivalent to ay + like. Compare Scots ilk, elk (“each, every”), West Frisian elk (“each”), Low German elk, ellik (“each”), Dutch elk (“each”), German jeglich (“any”).
Middle English ech from Old English ǣlc līk- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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