vonk

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch vonke, from Old Dutch *funko, from Proto-Germanic *funkô. Cognate with Old High German funko, funcho (German Funke), English funk (spark, touchwood). More at funk.

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Noun[edit]

vonk m (plural vonken, diminutive vonkje n)

  1. spark (a small particle of glowing matter, either molten material or from fire)
  2. spark (a short or small burst of electrical discharge)
  3. (Brabantian) heavy blow/kick
    Die gaf me daar toch een vonk op jong!
    He gave it a whopping thump, my dear!

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Verb[edit]

vonk

  1. first-person singular present indicative of vonken
  2. imperative of vonken