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Nake \Nake\ (n[=a]k), v. t. To make naked. [Obs.]

Come, be ready, nake your swords.
--Old Play.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"to make naked," early 14c., from naked, perhaps with misapprehension of the -d as a past tense suffix. Marked as "Obs[olete] exc[ept] Sc[ottish]" in OED. Earlier was naken "to strip naked" (mid-13c.); a later generation coined nakedize (1858).


vb. (context chiefly Scotland English) to make naked, bare, expose

Usage examples of "nake".

He was just going about it more legally now, as in that absurd auction and in ,naking use of houses like Lonny's that supplied women for such purposes.