Alaska

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English[edit]

A map of the United States of America with the state of Alaska highlighted in red

Etymology[edit]

From Aleut alaxsxaq (that toward which the action of the sea is directed).[1] Commonly misattributed to Russian ала (ala) + -ский (-skij, adjectival suffix).

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Alaska

  1. The 49th state of the United States of America. Postal code: AK, capital: Juneau, largest city: Anchorage.

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Noun[edit]

Alaska (plural Alaskas)

  1. A short form of baked Alaska. (Also written alaska.)
    • 1879 December 5, George Augustus [Henry] Sala, “Fashion and Food in New York”, in America Revisited: From the Bay of New York to the Gulf of Mexico, and from Lake Michigan to the Pacific. [...] Illustrated with Nearly 400 Engravings. In Two Volumes, volume I, London: Vizetelly & Co., 42, Catherine Street, Strand, published 1882, OCLC 715045365; 3nd edition, London: Vizetelly & Co., 42, Catherine Street, Strand, 1883, OCLC 2606268, page 90:
      I dined at Delmonico's hard by the Fifth-avenue Hotel, a few nights ago; and among the dainties which that consummate caterer favoured us with, was an entremet called an "Alaska." The "Alaska" is a baked ice. A beau mentir qui vient de loin; but this is no traveller's tale. The nucleus or core of the entremet is an ice cream. This is surrounded by an envelope of carefully whipped cream, which, just before the dainty dish is served, is popped into the oven, or is brought under the scorching influence of a red hot salamander; so that its surface is covered with a light brown crust. So you go on discussing the warm cream soufflé till you come, with somewhat painful suddenness, on the row of ice.
    • 2006 July, “Ice Cream: Some Great Stops, from Parlors to Gelaterias”, in Rebecca Burns, editor, Atlanta, volume 46, number 3, Atlanta, Ga., ISSN 0004-6701, OCLC 60626245, page 80:
      Preparing the dessert, Dunlap pours a shallow pool of crème anglaise into a dish and adds an Alaska. Next he pours half Bacardi 151 rum ("this one's not for drinking," he warns) and half root beer schnapps into a sauceboat. It's show time! [] We dip the spoon into the Bacardi/schnapps mixture, and heat the spoon's base with a mini torch. When the spoon goes back into the sauceboat, its contents ignite immediately. Yikes! Next, with our left hand, we pick up a long knife and place the tip firmly into the meringue-covered Alaska. Then, with our right, we pick up the flaming rum- and schnapps-filled sauceboat and pour it down the side of the knife. We gape as flaming liquid hits the dessert and encases it in flames. Oooh! Ahhh!

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alaska” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

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Catalan[edit]

Catalan Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ca

Proper noun[edit]

Alaska f

  1. Alaska (state and peninsula)

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Alaska.

Proper noun[edit]

Alaska (genitive Alaskas)

  1. Alaska

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Alaska, from Aleut alaxsxaq.

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Alaska n

  1. Alaska

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Alaska
Accusative Alaska
Dative Alaska
Genitive Alaska

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German[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia de

Etymology[edit]

From the same Aleut source as the English word Alaska.

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Alaska n (genitive Alaskas)

  1. Alaska (49th state of the United States of America)
  2. the Alaska peninsula
    Map of Alaska Peninsula Volcanoes.gif

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Alaska, from Aleut alaxsxaq.

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Alaska n

  1. Alaska

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Proper noun[edit]

Alaska

  1. Alaska

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Proper noun[edit]

Alaska

  1. Alaska

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

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Alaska f

  1. Alaska (one state of the USA)
    Mieszkam na Alasce. – I live in Alaska.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Alaska in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

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Alaska m

  1. Alternative spelling of Alasca

Romanian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alaska f

  1. Alaska (U.S. State)

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alaska f

  1. Alaska

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Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sv

Proper noun[edit]

Alaska

  1. Alaska