באַנק

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German banc, from Old High German banc. Cognate with German Bank, Dutch bank, English bench.

Noun[edit]

באַנק (bankf, plural בענק (benk), diminutive בענקל (benkl)

  1. bench
  2. counter (place for preparing food in a kitchen)
    צי האָט די שלימזלניצע אָט באַשטעקט פֿלייש אויף מײַן מילכיקער באַנק?
    tsi hot di shlimazlnitse ot bashtekt fleysh oyf mayn milkhiker bank?
    Did that poor doofy girl just put meat on my milkhik-counter?

Etymology[edit]

Probably via German Bank from Italian banco, from Germanic (originally the same word as etymology 1).

Noun[edit]

באַנק (bankm, f, plural בענק (benk)

  1. bank (institution)
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