See also: Melk

AfrikaansEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Dutch melk, from Middle Dutch melc, from Old Dutch miluk, from Proto-Germanic *meluks, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂melǵ-.

NounEdit

melk (uncountable)

  1. milk

Etymology 2Edit

From Dutch melken, from Middle Dutch melken, from Old Dutch *melkan, from Proto-Germanic *melkaną.

VerbEdit

melk (present melk, present participle melkende, past participle gemelk)

  1. to milk

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɛlk/, [mɛɫk], [ˈmɛ.lək]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: melk
  • Rhymes: -ɛlk

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch melc, from Old Dutch miluk, from Proto-Germanic *meluks, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂melǵ-.

NounEdit

melk f (uncountable)

  1. milk (nutritious liquid produced by a lactating mammalian mother)
  2. milk (nutritious liquid derived from vegetable sources, sometimes as a deliberate substitute of mammalian milk)
  3. (botany) Various resembling 'milky' juices, as secreted by certain plants and insects
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: melk
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: meleke
  • Jersey Dutch: määlk
  • Negerhollands: melk
  • Aukan: meliki
  • Caribbean Javanese: mèleg, mèrki
  • Munsee: mălák
  • Saramaccan: meíki
  • Sranan Tongo: merki
  • Tok Pisin: melek
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

melk

  1. first-person singular present indicative of melken
  2. imperative of melken

Further readingEdit

  • melk” in Van Dale Onlinewoordenboek, Van Dale Lexicografie, 2007.

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

AdjectiveEdit

melk (not comparable)

  1. (of a cow, goat, etc.) milch (giving milk)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

melk

  1. singular imperative of melken
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of melken

Further readingEdit

  • melk” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • melk” in Duden online
  • melk” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse mjolk, mjǫlk, from Proto-Germanic *meluks, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂melǵ-. Compare with Danish mælk, Swedish mjölk, Icelandic mjölk.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

melk f or m (definite singular melka or melken, indefinite plural melker, definite plural melkene)

  1. milk (nutritious liquid produced by a lactating mammalian mother)
  2. (botany) A juice from plants that looks like milk.
Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

melk

  1. imperative of melke

ReferencesEdit


YolaEdit

VerbEdit

melk

  1. Alternative form of mulke

ReferencesEdit

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 57