ork (plural orks)
- Obsolete form of .
- (fantasy, mythology) Alternative spelling of .
- (specific to Warhammer 40,000, science fiction) A species of aggressive, fungal humanoid alien, corresponding to the orcs in other fantasy works.
See also edit
- imperative of
Etymology 1 edit
Etymology 2 edit
- Anthony R. Rowley, Liacht as de sproch: Grammatica della lingua mòchena Deutsch-Fersentalerisch, TEMI, 2003.
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”).
ork m anim
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Further reading edit
- ork in Polish dictionaries at PWN
ork c (uncountable)
- the strength or power to do something