Origin of aching
verb (used without object), ached, ach·ing.
Origin of ache
Examples from the Web for aching
Liberals are aching to see a Democratic president really tackle these issues in an aggressive way.
I was itchy from the bugs, aching everywhere, blistery, and wet.
She was left with an aching desire to turn back time and stop the progression of that clock.The Professor and the Doomsday Clock: ‘A Confederacy of Dunces’ & Signs of John Kennedy Toole’s Suicide|Cory MacLauchlin|December 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The organization has been aching to move against the judiciary for some time, he said.Deaths of Gaber Salah, Islam Masoud Signal Egypt’s Dangerous Divisions|Alastair Beach|November 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
These spectacles are planned with aching attention to detail.
With a sigh of relief she stretches out her aching and swollen arms.The Executioner's Knife|Eugne Sue
Would she take all this treasured, stored-up love and longing which he was aching to cast at her feet?The Tree of Knowledge|Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
It was the aching, loving heart of humanity for which he wept, that needed God so awfully, and could not yet trust in him.The Seaboard Parish, Complete|George MacDonald
At first his muscles would not act; a numbing, aching pain possessed him.Four Weird Tales|Algernon Blackwood
But Charitas persisted in holding her ground, though with an aching heart.Woman under Monasticism|Lina Eckenstein
Word Origin for ache
Old English acan "to ache, suffer pain," from Proto-Germanic *akanan, perhaps from a PIE root *ag-es- "fault, guilt," represented also in Sanskrit and Greek, perhaps imitative of groaning. The verb was pronounced "ake," the noun "ache" (as in speak/speech) but while the noun changed pronunciation to conform to the verb, the spelling of both was changed to ache c.1700 on a false assumption of a Greek origin (specifically Greek akhos "pain, distress," which is rather a distant relation of awe (n.)). Related: Ached; aching.
early 15c., æche, from Old English æce, from Proto-Germanic *akiz, from same source as ache (v.).