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See also: rock, röck, The Rock, and the Rock

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EnglishEdit

 Rock on Wikipedia

PronunciationEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Rock

  1. A topographic surname for someone living near a rock or an oak ( atter + oke ).
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. Any of three villages in England.
  4. (preceded by "the" or "The") Nickname of Gibraltar.
  5. (Australia, preceded by "the" or "The") Nickname of Uluru.
  6. (preceded by "the" or "The") Nickname of the prison on Alcatraz Island, USA.
  7. (Canada, preceded by "the" or "The") Nickname of the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Usage notesEdit

  • The given name is rare, but had some vogue in the 1950s due to an American film star named Rock Hudson.
  • When used as a nickname for Gibraltar, Alcatraz prison, or Newfoundland, the preceding the is often capitalized.

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GermanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle High German [Term?], from Old High German roc.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Rock m (genitive Rockes or Rocks, plural Röcke, diminutive Röckchen n)

  1. skirt (garment)
  2. (regional) (men's) jacket
  3. (Switzerland) dress
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from English rock.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʁɔk/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ɹɔk/ (less commonly, approximating English pronunciation)
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NounEdit

Rock m (genitive Rocks, no plural)

  1. rock (style of music)
DeclensionEdit

HunsrikEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Rock m (plural Reck, diminutive Reckche or Reckelche)

  1. skirt

Further readingEdit


LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German roc, from Proto-Germanic *hrukkaz. Cognate with German Rock, Dutch rok, Icelandic rokkur.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Rock m (plural Réck)

  1. skirt

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German Rock.

NounEdit

Rock m (plural Reck)

  1. coat

PlautdietschEdit

NounEdit

Rock m (plural Rakj)

  1. skirt