ilk

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article
views updated

ilk †same OE.; surviving only in phr. of that ilk of the same place or name (e.g. Guthrie of that ilk for Guthrie of Guthrie). XVI (erron. that ilk that family or set XIX). OE. ilca m., icle fem. and n., f. *ī́- that, the same (as in Goth. is he, L. is that, īdem, idem same) + *līk- form (see LIKE2).