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PersianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Persian tk' (tag, running; attack). Akin to Old Armenian ասպատակ (aspatak); an Iranian borrowing.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

تک (tak)

  1. running; rushing at
  2. pace of a horse
  3. heat, race
  4. any quick motion, stroke, blow
Related termsEdit
  • پاتک(pâtak, counter-attack)

ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Turkish tek (single).

Or from Middle Iranian. Compare Middle Persian tʾk (tāg, item, unit; alone, single), Persian تاه(tāh, item, unit; plait, fold, ply).

AdjectiveEdit

تک (tak)

  1. solo, single

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

تک (tak)

  1. (rare, regional) A small spherical ball of glass used in children's games, marble.
SynonymsEdit

PunjabiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sauraseni Prakrit *𑀢𑀯𑀓𑁆𑀓 (*tavakka), *𑀢𑀸𑀯𑀓𑁆𑀓 (*tāvakka), from Sanskrit तावत्क (tā́vatka, bought for so much). Cognate with Hindi तक (tak) / Urdu تک(tak).

PostpositionEdit

تَکّ (takː) (Gurmukhi spelling ਤੱਕ)

  1. until
  2. for (a period of time)
  3. up to

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