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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).

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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, Livonian ouk 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

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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

Old NorseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *auk (also). Cognate with Old English ēac, Old Frisian āk, Old Saxon ōk, Old High German ouh, Gothic 𐌰𐌿𐌺 (auk).

ConjunctionEdit

auk (runic script ᛅᚢᚴ)

  1. and
DescendantsEdit
  • Danish: og
  • Faroese: og
  • Icelandic: og
  • Norwegian: og (Bokmål), og (Nynorsk)
  • Swedish: och

Tocharian BEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁ógʷʰis. Cognate with Ancient Greek ὄφις (óphis) and Sanskrit अहि (ahi).

NounEdit

auk

  1. snake

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

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NounEdit

auk

  1. blood