Yearn vs Ache - What's the difference?
As a verb yearn
is to long, have a strong desire (for something) or yearn
can be (scotland) to curdle, as milk.
As a proper noun ache is
a language spoken by the yi people of south-western china.
From (etyl) giernan, from (etyl) .
To long, have a strong desire (for something).
* All I yearn for is a simple life.
To long for something in the past with melancholy, nostalgically
To be pained or distressed; to grieve; to mourn.
To pain; to grieve; to vex.
- Falstaff he is dead, and we must yearn therefore.
- It would yearn your heart to see it.
- It yearns me not if men my garments wear.
(Scotland) To curdle, as milk.
From (etyl) due to the similarity in form and meaning of the two words.
To suffer pain; to be the source of, or be in, pain, especially continued dull pain; to be distressed.
* Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet , Act II, Scene V:
* , chapter=7
- Fie, how my bones ache!
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=The turmoil went on—no rest, no peace. […] It was nearly eleven o'clock now, and he strolled out again. In the little fair created by the costers' barrows the evening only seemed beginning; and the naphtha flares made one's eyes ache
, the men's voices grated harshly, and the girls' faces saddened one.}}
(transitive, literary, rare) To cause someone or something to suffer pain.
* ache for
Continued dull pain, as distinguished from sudden twinges, or spasmodic pain.
* Shakespeare, The Tempest , Act I, Scene II:
- Fill all thy bones with aches .
* aches and pains
* Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition.
From (etyl) and modern (etyl) ache, from (etyl) .
Representing the pronunciation of the letter H .
(rare) A variant spelling of aitch .