ark

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English ærc, from Latin arca (chest, box, coffer), from arceō (I enclose).

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ark (plural arks)

  1. A large box with a flat lid.
  2. (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) The ship built by Noah to save his family and a collection of animals from the deluge.
  3. Something affording protection; safety, shelter, refuge
  4. A spacious type of boat with a flat bottom.
  5. (Judaism) A consecrated container.

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Manx[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish orc, arc (young pig), from Proto-Celtic *ɸorkos, from Proto-Indo-European *pórḱos, from *perḱ- (to dig).

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ark f (genitive ark, plural arkyn or irk)

  1. young pig

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ǫrk, from Latin arca (chest, box).

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ark n (definite singular arket, indefinite plural ark, definite plural arka or arkene)

  1. paper
  2. the boat of Noah

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Swedish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Old Swedish ark, borrowed from Latin, arca into the Germanic languages in pre-Christian time.[1]

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ark c

  1. an ark, a box; the Ark of the Covenant
  2. the ark (ship) of Noah, resembling a box
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Etymology 2[edit]

Old Swedish ark, from Middle Low German ark, from Latin arcus (bow).[2] Compare German Bogen. It refers to the bend of the parchment when folded.[3]

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ark n

  1. a sheet of paper
  2. (printing) a signature, a multiple of four pages printed on a single sheet, which is folded and bound into a book
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  1. ^ Svenska Akademiens ordbok online.
  2. ^ Svenska Akademiens ordbok online.
  3. ^ ark 2 in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)

West Frisian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ark c (plural arken)

  1. tool