Harken



[hahr-kuh n] /ˈhɑr kən/

verb (used with or without object)
1.
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[hahr-kuh n] /ˈhɑr kən/
verb (used without object)
1.
Literary. to give heed or attention to what is said; listen.
verb (used with object)
2.
Archaic. to listen to; hear.
/ˈhɑːkən/
verb
1.
a variant spelling (esp US) of hearken
/ˈhɑːkən/
verb
1.
(archaic) to listen to (something)

variant of hearken.
v.

Old English heorcnian, a suffixed form of *heorcian, root of hark; from Proto-Germanic *hausjan (see hear). Harken is the usual spelling in U.S. and probably is better justified by etymology; hearken likely is from influence of hear.

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