kraken

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch craken, from Old Dutch *krakon, from Proto-Germanic *krakōnan. Probably an onomatopoeia, but compare Sanskrit गर्जति (garjati), Armenian կարկաչ (karkačʿ), Lithuanian girgždė́ti.

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Verb[edit]

kraken (past singular kraakte, past participle gekraakt)

  1. (transitive) To break open (a shell)
  2. (intransitive) To make a creaky sound, like something being cracked
  3. (transitive) To break up into (chemical) components
  4. (transitive, metaphor) To break someone mentally
  5. (transitive, metaphor) To solve a code
  6. (transitive and intransitive, metaphor) To practise chiropractic (on a patient)
  7. (transitive, metaphor) To squat (a building)
  8. (intransitive) To start (said of the day)

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Noun[edit]

kraken

  1. Plural form of kraak
  2. Alternative form of kraak.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

kraken m (plural krakens)

  1. Kraken

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

kraken

  1. definite form singular of krake