From earlier peake, peek, peke, from Middle English *peke, *pek (attested in peked, variant of piked), itself an alteration of pike, pyke, pyk, from Old English pīc, piic, from Proto-Germanic *pīkaz ("peak"). Cognate with Dutch piek ("pike, point, summit, peak"), Danish pik ("pike, peak"), Swedish pik ("pike, lance, point, peak"), Norwegian pik ("peak, summit"). More at pike.
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