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Fake

(1 syl.). Fake away. Cut away, make off (Latin, fac, do, make). It also means to do—i.e. to cheat or swindle.

Fake.
A single fold of a coiled cable. (Scotch, faik, a fold; Swedish, vika, to involve; Saxon, fægan, to unite.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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