melken

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch, from Proto-Germanic *melkaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂melǵ-. Compare German melken, English milk, Danish malke, Norwegian mjølke.

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melken (past singular molk, past participle gemolken)

  1. To milk.

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German[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German melchan, from Proto-Germanic *melkaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂melǵ-. Compare Dutch melken, English milk, Danish malke, Norwegian mjølke.

Verb[edit]

melken (class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present milkt, past tense molk, past participle gemolken, past subjunctive mölke, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to milk (a cow)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Weakening of strong verb melken

Verb[edit]

melken (third-person singular simple present melkt, past tense melkte, past participle gemelkt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to milk (a cow)
  2. (transitive, figuratively) to drain; to draw from (someone or something), especially without consent; to milk (someone) for money, information, etc.
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Noun[edit]

melken m, f

  1. definite masculine singular of melk