Bank

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See also: bank, bänk, and Bänk

German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the Old High German banc, bank ("height"), from a Germanic root *banki-. Related to the Old Saxon bank.

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Bank f (genitive Bank, plural Bänke)

  1. bench (which people sit on); workbench (which things can be set down on); pew
  2. a collection of material in a body of water:
    Sandbanksandbank
    Korallenbankcoral reef
    Austernbankbed of oysters
  3. bank:
    Wolkenbankcloudbank
    Nebelbank — (bank of, belt of) fog
  4. (soccer) substitutes' bench
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the Italian banco ("bench, bank"), from the same Old High German root banc, bank ("height") as above.

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Bank f (genitive Bank, plural Banken)

  1. bank (financial institution)
    Zentralbankcentral bank
  2. a facility for storage of a particular thing:
    Blutbankbloodbank
    Samenbanksperm bank
    Datenbankdatabank
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Bank f (plural Banken)

  1. bank (financial institution)