See also: Ork

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ork (plural orks)

  1. Obsolete form of orc (killer whale).
  2. (fantasy, mythology) Alternative spelling of orc.
  3. (specific to Warhammer 40,000, science fiction) A species of aggressive, fungal humanoid alien, corresponding to the orcs in other fantasy works.

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Noun edit

ork c (singular definite orken, plural indefinite orker)

  1. (fantasy, mythology) orc

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  1. imperative of orke

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Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Middle French orque, from Latin orca.

Noun edit

ork m (plural orken, diminutive orkje n)

  1. (dated) killer whale, Orcinus orca
    Synonym: orka

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from English orc.

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ork m (plural orks, diminutive orkje n, feminine orkin)

  1. (fantasy) orc

Mòcheno edit

Etymology edit

From Italian orco, from Latin Orcus (god of the underworld).

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ork m

  1. ogre

References edit

  • Anthony R. Rowley, Liacht as de sproch: Grammatica della lingua mòchena Deutsch-Fersentalerisch, TEMI, 2003.

Polish edit

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English orc, probably from Italian orco (man-eating giant); later revived by J. R. R. Tolkien, partly after Old English orc (demon); both from Latin Orcus (the underworld; the god Pluto), from Ancient Greek Ὄρκος (Órkos), the personified demon of oaths (ὅρκος (hórkos, oath)) who inflicts punishment upon perjurers. Doublet of ogr (ogre).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɔrk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔrk
  • Syllabification: ork

Noun edit

ork m anim

  1. orc
  2. (colloquial, offensive) Russian soldier

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Further reading edit

  • ork in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Swedish edit

Etymology edit

Deverbative of orka (to have strength), from Old Norse orka, from Proto-Germanic *wurkijaną (to work).

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ork c (uncountable)

  1. the strength or power to do something

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