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 .