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sank

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sank

  1. simple past tense of sink

GermanEdit

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sank

  1. First-person singular preterite of sinken.
  2. Third-person singular preterite of sinken.

Middle Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Saxon sang, from Proto-Germanic *sangwaz. Cognate with Old High German sanc (German Gesang (singing)), Old Norse sǫngr. Modern cognates include English song and Swedish sång. Related to singen (to sing).

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NounEdit

sank m (genitive sanges)

  1. the act of singing
  2. a chant, a song

Norwegian BokmålEdit

VerbEdit

sank

  1. simple past of synke

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old Swedish sank, related to sjunka (to sink, intransitive, to go down) and sänka (to sink, transitive, to make something go down).

AdjectiveEdit

sank (comparative sankare, superlative sankast)

  1. marshy

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