sank

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English[edit]

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sank

  1. simple past tense of sink

German[edit]

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sank

  1. First-person singular preterite of sinken.
  2. Third-person singular preterite of sinken.

Middle Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon sang, from Proto-Germanic *sangwaz. Cognate with Old High German sanc (German Gesang (singing)), Old Norse sǫngr. Modern cognates include English song and Swedish sång. Related to singen (to sing).

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Noun[edit]

sank m (genitive sanges)

  1. the act of singing
  2. a chant, a song

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Swedish sank, related to sjunka (to sink, intransitive, to go down) and sänka (to sink, transitive, to make something go down).

Adjective[edit]

sank (comparative sankare, superlative sankast)

  1. marshy

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