e. thatch


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thatch (θætʃ)
1.  a.  Also called: thatching a roofing material that consists of straw, reed, etc
 b.  a roof made of such a material
2.  anything resembling this, such as the hair of the head
3.  Also called: thatch palm any of various palms with leaves suitable for thatching
4.  to cover (a roof) with thatch
[Old English theccan to cover; related to thæc roof, Old Saxon thekkian to thatch, Old High German decchen, Old Norse thekja]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. þeccan "to cover," related to þæc "roof, thatching material," from P.Gmc. *thakan (cf. O.S. thekkian, O.N. þekja, O.Fris. thekka, M.Du. decken, O.H.G. decchen, Ger. "to cover"), from PIE *(s)tog-/*(s)teg- "cover" (see
stegosaurus). The noun is O.E. þæc "roof, thatch," from the verb (cf. O.N. þak, O.Fris. thek, M.Du. dak "roof," O.H.G. dah, Ger. Dach "roof").
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