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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Afrikaans volk.

NounEdit

volk (uncountable)

  1. (South Africa) The Afrikaner people.
    • 2012, Nadine Gordimer, No Time Like the Present, Bloomsbury 2013, p. 22:
      The lover, Tertius […] is a journalist regarded by many of his family as a traitor to the volk.

Etymology 2Edit

Variant forms.

NounEdit

volk

  1. (now obsolete or dialectal) Alternative form of folk
    • 1608, William Shakespeare, King Lear:
      Edg. Good gentleman, go your gait, and let poor volk pass.
    • 1891, Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles:
      No doubt a mampus of volk of our own rank will be down here in their carriages as soon as 'tis known.

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch volk.

NounEdit

volk (plural volke)

  1. people

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch volc, from Old Dutch folk, from Proto-Germanic *fulką. Compare German Volk, West Frisian folk, English folk, Danish folk.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

volk n (plural volken or volkeren, diminutive volkje n)

  1. people, nation, tribe
  2. folk, the common people, the lower classes, the working classes
    André Hazes was een volkszanger.
    André Hazes was a working-class singer.
  3. (informal, uncountable) people (many individuals)
    Was er veel volk bij de bijeenkomst?
    Were there a lot of people at the meeting?

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SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *vьlkъ, from Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vôlk m anim (genitive vôlka, nominative plural volkôvi)

  1. wolf

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