sök

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See also: sok, sók, şok, šok, søk, and SOK

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sǫk, from Proto-Germanic *sakō. Cognate with Faroese søk, Norwegian and Swedish sak, Danish sag, English sake, Dutch zaak, German Sache.

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sök f (genitive singular sakar, nominative plural sakir)

  1. accusation
  2. fault
  3. (in the plural) affair, matter(s)
  4. reason, cause

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Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

sök

  1. imperative of söka.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The short and catchy sök is used on search buttons of computer applications and websites. It is also colloquially used as a shorthand for the associated noun sökning (a search). See also webbsök (web search).

Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English insect ("-sec-" [sɛk] changed to "sök" [søk]).

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sök (plural söks)

  1. (obsolete) insect

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This older term has been replaced by the word näsäk (insect) (which ultimately derives from the Latin word insectum "insect", by way of the French phrase: "un insecte" [(œ̃ ).nɛ̃.sɛkt], which was transformed to [nɛ.ˈsɛk] and respelled as "näsäk").

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