elk

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Eurasian elk, or moose (Alces alces)
North American elk, or wapiti (Cervus canadensis)

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From Middle English *elk, from Old English eolc, eolh (elk), from Proto-Germanic *elhaz, *algiz (elk) (compare Low German Elk, German Elch, Swedish älg), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁élḱis, *h₁ólḱis (compare Polish łoś, Russian лось (losʹ), Sanskrit ऋष्य (ṛśya, antelope), variant of *h₁elh₁én (compare German Elen, Tocharian A/B yäl/ylem ‘gazelle’, Lithuanian élnis ‘stag’, Armenian եղնիկ (ełnik) ‘doe, hind’).

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elk (plural elk or elks)

  1. (UK) The largest member of the deer family (Alces alces); a moose.
  2. (North America) The common wapiti (Cervus canadensis); the second largest member of the deer family, smaller only than a moose. Elk never have flat antlers; moose do.

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Compare English each, West Frisian elk.

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elk

  1. each
  2. every
    Melk is goed voor elk.
    Milk is good for everyone.

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