DanishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German strakes, strackes (stretched, right away), cognate with German stracks, Dutch straks (later). The Low German word was also borrowed to Norwegian straks,Swedish strax, Icelandic strax. The adverb is derived from the adjective Middle Low German strak (straight), German strack (straight), from Proto-Germanic *strakaz, which is also the source of the verb *strakjaną (to stretch) (cf. Danish strække).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

straks

  1. at once, immediately, straight away, right away, instantly
  2. presently, shortly

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ConjunctionEdit

straks

  1. as soon as

DutchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

strax (informal, Internet, text messaging)

EtymologyEdit

From strak (straight) +‎ -s.

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -ɑks
  • IPA(key): [strɑks]
  • (file)

AdverbEdit

straks

  1. later today, shortly, in a moment
  2. (Suriname, elsewhere dialectal) immediately, right now

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German strak (straight).

AdverbEdit

straks

  1. immediately; right away
  2. just

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NounEdit

straks m (definite singular straksen, indefinite plural strakser, definite plural straksene)

  1. a very short time period; a jiffy

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ConjunctionEdit

straks

  1. as soon as

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