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EtymologyEdit

Probably from *hark-har, ergative and absolutive of *har[1]. The resemblance to Dutch elkaar, with the same meaning, is coincidental.

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PronounEdit

elkar

  1. each other; one another
    • 1994, Elizen Arteko Biblia, Joan 13:34:
      Agindu berri bat ematen dizuet: elkar maita dezazuela.
      I give you a new command: love one another.
    • 2001, Jon D. Patrick, Ilari Zubiri Ibarrondo, A Student Grammar of Euskara, LINCOM Europa, page 378:
      Elkar ikusi arte!
      Until (we) see each other!

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lawrence Trask, Etymological Dictionary of Basque, citing C. C. Uhlenbeck, Revista Internacional de Estudios Vascos (1928)