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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English rink, renk, from Old English rinc (man, warrior, hero), from Proto-Germanic *rankiz (upright man), from *rankaz (straight, upright), from Proto-Indo-European *reǵ- (straight, direct). Cognate with Scots rink, renk (man, warrior, hero), Old Saxon rink (man), Old Norse rekkr (a straight or upright man), Old English ranc (proud, noble, valiant). More at rank.

NounEdit

rink (plural rinks)

  1. (Britain dialectal) A man, especially a warrior or hero.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English rink, rynk, variation of ring (ring); compare Low German rink (ring, circle), Middle High German rinc (a ring, circle). Doublet of ring.

NounEdit

rink (plural rinks)

  1. (Britain dialectal) A ring; a circle.
  2. A sheet of ice prepared for playing certain sports, such as hockey or curling.
    We played hockey all winter until the rink melted.
  3. A surface for roller skating.
  4. A building housing an ice rink.
  5. (curling) A team in a competition.
    The Schmirler rink won the Silver Broom.
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  • Portuguese: rinque
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VerbEdit

rink (verbal noun rinkey)

  1. to dance

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WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *rinkaną.

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rink (preterite rinkä)

  1. (ergative) shake, rock

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