Origin of soke
- Middle English from Medieval Latin sōca from Old English sōcn act of seeking sāg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English soke, from Medieval Latin (Anglo-Latin) sÅca "right of jurisdiction", from Old English sÅcn (“jurisdiction, prosecution", literally “act of seeking"), from Proto-Germanic *sÅknÅ (“seeking, inquiry"), from Proto-Indo-European *sÄg(')- (“to track"). Cognates: see English soken. More at sake, seek.