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thatch (v.)

late 14c., thecchen, from Old English þeccan "to cover, cover over, conceal," in late Old English specifically "cover the roof of a house," related to þæc "roof, thatching material," from Proto-Germanic *thakjan (source also of Old Saxon thekkian, Old Norse þekja, Old Frisian thekka, Middle Dutch decken, Dutch dekken, Old High German decchen, German decken "to cover"), from PIE root *(s)teg- "to cover."

thatch (n.)

Old English þæc "roof, thatch, cover of a building," from Proto-Germanic *thakam (source also of Old Norse þak, Old Frisian thek, Swedish tak, Danish tag, Middle Dutch, Dutch dak "roof," Old High German dah "covering, cover," German Dach "roof"), from PIE root *(s)teg- "to cover."

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Definitions of thatch from WordNet
1
thatch (n.)
hair resembling thatched roofing material;
thatch (n.)
plant stalks used as roofing material;
thatch (n.)
a house roof made with a plant material (as straw);
Synonyms: thatched roof
2
thatch (v.)
cover with thatch;
thatch the roofs
3
Thatch (n.)
an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718);
Synonyms: Teach / Edward Teach / Edward Thatch / Blackbeard
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