Variant of thack, from Middle English thach, from Old English þæc ("roof-covering"), from Proto-West Germanic *þak, from Proto-Germanic *þaką ("covering"), from (o-grade of) Proto-Indo-European *(s)teg- ("cover").
Cognate with Icelandic þak, Dutch dak, German Dach, Norwegian tak, Swedish tak, Danish tag; and with Latin toga, Albanian thak ("awn, beard, pin, peg, tassel, fringe"), Lithuanian stogas ("roof"). Related to Ancient Greek τέγος ("roof") and στέγη. See also English deech, deck.
From Middle English thacchen, from Old English þeċċan, þeċċean, from Proto-West Germanic *þakkjan, from Proto-Germanic *þakjaną, from Proto-Germanic *þaką (see above).
Cognate with West Frisian dekke, Dutch dekken, German decken, Danish tække, Swedish täcka. Alteration of vowel after Middle English perhaps due to the above noun.
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