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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English ærc, from Latin arca (chest, box, coffer), from arceō (I enclose).

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NounEdit

ark (plural arks)

  1. A large box with a flat lid.
  2. (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) Noah's Ark: the ship built by Noah to save his family and a collection of animals from the deluge.
  3. Something affording protection; safety, shelter, refuge
  4. A spacious type of boat with a flat bottom.
  5. (Judaism) The Ark of the Covenant.
  6. (Judaism) A decorated cabinet at the front of a synagogue, in which Torah scrolls are kept.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin arcus, via Low German ark

NounEdit

ark n (singular definite arket, plural indefinite arker)

  1. a sheet (of paper)

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch arke. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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NounEdit

ark f (plural arken, diminutive arkje n)

  1. ark (ark of the covenant)
  2. ark (ship)
  3. houseboat
    Synonym: woonark

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Danish ark, from Latin arcus.

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ark n (genitive singular arks, nominative plural örk)

  1. (obsolete) sheet (of paper)

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish orc, arc (young pig), from Proto-Celtic *ɸorkos, from Proto-Indo-European *pórḱos, from *perḱ- (to dig).

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ark f (genitive singular arkagh, plural arkyn or irk)

  1. young pig, piglet

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North FrisianEdit

DeterminerEdit

ark

  1. (Mooring) each; every

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse ǫrk, from Latin arca (chest, box); sense 3 from Old French arquire, via Middle Low German or Low German and old Danish.

NounEdit

ark m (definite singular arken, indefinite plural arker, definite plural arkene)

  1. the ark (boat of Noah)
  2. paktens ark - the Ark of the Covenant
  3. (architecture) a dormer
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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin arcus, via Low German ark

NounEdit

ark n (definite singular arket, indefinite plural ark, definite plural arka or arkene)

  1. a sheet (of paper)
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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse ǫrk, from Latin arca (chest, box); sense 3 from Old French arquire, via Middle Low German or Low German and old Danish.

NounEdit

ark f (definite singular arka, indefinite plural arker, definite plural arkene)

  1. the ark (boat of Noah)
  2. paktarka - the Ark of the Covenant
  3. (architecture) a dormer
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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin arcus, via Low German ark

NounEdit

ark n (definite singular arket, indefinite plural ark, definite plural arka)

  1. a sheet (of paper)
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SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Swedish ark, borrowed from Latin arca, into the Germanic languages in pre-Christian time.[1]

NounEdit

ark c

  1. an ark, a box; the Ark of the Covenant
  2. the ark (ship) of Noah, resembling a box
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Declension of ark 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ark arken arkar arkarna
Genitive arks arkens arkars arkarnas
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Swedish ark, from Middle Low German ark, from Latin arcus (bow).[2] Compare German Bogen. It refers to the bend of the parchment when folded.[3]

NounEdit

ark n

  1. a sheet of paper
  2. (printing) a signature, a multiple of four pages printed on a single sheet, which is folded and bound into a book
DeclensionEdit
Declension of ark 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ark arket ark arken
Genitive arks arkets arks arkens
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ark in Svenska Akademiens ordbok online.
  2. ^ ark in Svenska Akademiens ordbok online.
  3. ^ ark 2 in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)

West FrisianEdit

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NounEdit

ark n (no plural)

  1. tool
  2. stuff, junk

Further readingEdit

  • ark (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011