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flokk

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse flokkr ("flock, "flying swarm", "poem without refrain"), related to Old English flocc and thus cognate with English flock as well as its Scandinavian counterparts. Akin to Middle Low German vlocke ("crowd", "flock"). Not found in other Germanic languages.

NounEdit

flokk m

  1. a flock, herd, crowd (can be used to refer to both people and animals)
    Store flokker av rein vandrer over vidda (Bokmål)
    Store flokkar av rein vandrar over vidda (Nynorsk)
    Great herds of reindeer wander over the mountain plateau.
    En stor flokk mennesker ventet utålmodig på at konserten skulle begynne. (Bokmål)
    Ein stor flokk menneske venta utolmodig på at konserten skulle byrja. (Nynorsk)
    A large crowd waited impatiently for the concert to begin.
  2. A Norse ode or song that does not have a refrain

InflectionEdit

SynonymsEdit

(flock): bande, bøling, forsamling, skare, gjeng, gruppe, skokk, klynge, kobbel, sverm


Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German vlocke, in this sense meaning speck or particle.

NounEdit

flokk m (definite singular flokken, indefinite plural flokker, definite plural flokkene)

  1. A snowflake, but larger and containing more liquid water than ordinary flakes

SynonymsEdit