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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From sprakk, preterite of springe

VerbEdit

sprekke (imperative sprekk, present tense sprekker, passive sprekkes, simple past sprakk, past participle sprukket, present participle sprekkende)

  1. to break, shatter, crack, burst etc.
  2. to separate, as in milk.
  3. to confess under duress or pressure
  4. to suddenly run out of power

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From sprakk, originally preterite of springe

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

sprekke (present tense sprekk, past tense sprakk, past participle sprokke, passive infinitive sprekkast, present participle sprekkande, imperative sprekk)

  1. (intransitive) to break, shatter, crack, burst
    • 1862, Aasta Hansteen, (translated from P.C. Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe), "Spurnaden"
      "Fær eg steikja skjori mi?" spurde han. "Eg er rædd ho sprekk," svarade kungsdotteri.
      "May I fry my magpie?" he asked. "I am afraid it will burst," the princess replied.
  2. (intransitive) to separate, as in milk.
  3. (intransitive) to confess under duress or pressure
  4. (intransitive) to suddenly run out of power

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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

sprekke (present tense sprekker, past tense sprekte, past participle sprekt, present participle sprekkande, imperative sprekk)

  1. Alternative form of sprekkje

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West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian spreka, from Proto-Germanic *sprekaną, from Proto-Indo-European *spreg- (to make a sound, utter, speak). Compare Dutch spreken, Low German spreken, English speak, German sprechen.

VerbEdit

sprekke

  1. To speak

ConjugationEdit