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EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Icelandic álka, from Old Norse alka (auk), from Proto-Germanic *allakǭ, *allǭ (sea-bird), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁el- (a kind of bird). Cognate with Swedish alka (auk), Norwegian and Danish alke (auk), Swedish dialectal alla (long-tailed duck) (Clangula hyemalis, syn. Fuligula glacialis), Latin olor (swan), Ancient Greek ἐλέα (eléa, marsh-bird), Welsh alarch (swan).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

 
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auk (plural auks)

  1. Any of several species of Arctic sea birds of the family Alcidae.

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EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *augô. Cognate to Finnish aukko and Votic aukko.

NounEdit

auk (genitive augu, partitive auku)

  1. hole, cavity
  2. pit
  3. gap, opening

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GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

auk

  1. Romanization of 𐌰𐌿𐌺

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

auk

  1. (governs the genitive) in addition to

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InuktitutEdit

NounEdit

auk

  1. Latin spelling of ᐊᐅᒃ (auk)

Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

auk

  1. imperative of auka and auke

Tocharian BEdit

NounEdit

auk

  1. snake

Yup'ikEdit

NounEdit

auk

  1. blood

WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse auka, from Proto-Germanic *aukaną. Akin to English eke, Danish øge, Gothic 𐌰𐌿𐌺𐌰𐌽 (aukan), Latin augeō, Latvian augt.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /èʊ̯ːk/ (example of pronunciation)

VerbEdit

auk (preterite auktä, supine aukt)

  1. (active verb) to increase

ReferencesEdit

  • Rietz, Johan Ernst, “Auk”, in Svenskt dialektlexikon: ordbok öfver svenska allmogespråket [Swedish dialectal lexicon: a dictionary for the Swedish lects] (in Swedish), 1962 edition, Lund: C. W. K. Gleerups Förlag, published 1862–1867, page 15