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, 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 2[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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