Middle English meek, meke, borrowed from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse mjÃºkr, "soft".
General American w:IPA|IPA/w:SAMPA|SAMPA /mik/
- humble|Humble, modest, meager, or self-effacing.
#*1848: s:Author:Charles Dickens|Charles Dickens, s:Dombey and Son/Chapter 8|Dombey and Son
#*:Mrs. Wickam was a meek woman...who was always ready to pity herself, or to be pitied, or to pity anybody else...
#*"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth" (Matthew chapter 5, verse 5)
- submissive|Submissive, despirited, or of break one's will|broken will.
#*1920: w:Sinclair Lewis|Sinclair Lewis, Main Street 1
#*:What if they were wolves instead of lambs? They'd eat her all the sooner if she was meek to them. Fight or be eaten.
trans-top|humble, modest, or self-effacing
trans-top|submissive, despirited, or of broken will