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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ə-lăsʹkə, IPA(key): /əˈlæs.kə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Alas‧ka

Proper noun[edit]

Alaska

  1. The 49th state of the United States. Postal code: AK, capital: Juneau, largest city: Anchorage.
    • 1869, George Davidson, Pacific Coast. Coast Pilot of Alaska, (First Part,) From Southern Boundary to Cook's Inlet. 1869, p. 32f.:
      We have no available sources of information concerning the vegetation northward of the peninsula of Alaska from Bristol Bay, in 58°, to the mouth of the Kwichpak, in latitude 63°.
    • 1875, A History of the Wrongs of Alaska. An Appeal to the People and Press of America. Printed by Order of the Anti-Monopoly Association of the Pacific Coast. February, 1875, p. 3:
      Alaska was discovered about a century ago by Russian furhunters[.]
    • 2004, Transformation of the U.S. Army Alaska: Final Environmental Impact Statement. Volume 1. Prepared For: United States Army Alaska   Department of the Army. Prepared By: Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands   Colorado State University   Fort Collins, Colorado, p. 3-108:
      Alaska's earliest inhabitants were nomadic hunters traveling in small bands. They arrived in interior Alaska at least 13,000 years ago []

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Noun[edit]

Alaska (plural Alaskas)

  1. Ellipsis of baked 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., volume I, London: Vizetelly & Co., 42, Catherine Street, Strand, published 1882, →OCLC; 3nd edition, London: Vizetelly & Co., 42, Catherine Street, Strand, 1883, →OCLC, 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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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alaska” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

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Catalan[edit]

Catalan Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ca

Proper noun[edit]

Alaska f

  1. Alaska (a state of the United States)
  2. Alaska 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 (a state of the United States)

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Alaska, from Aleut alaxsxaq.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alaska n

  1. Alaska (a state of the United States)

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Alaska
Accusative Alaska
Dative Alaska
Genitive Alaska

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Alaska.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑlɑskɑ/, [ˈɑlɑs̠kɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑlɑskɑ
  • Syllabification: A‧las‧ka

Proper noun[edit]

Alaska

  1. Alaska (a state of the United States)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Alaska (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative Alaska
genitive Alaskan
partitive Alaskaa
illative Alaskaan
singular plural
nominative Alaska
accusative nom. Alaska
gen. Alaskan
genitive Alaskan
partitive Alaskaa
inessive Alaskassa
elative Alaskasta
illative Alaskaan
adessive Alaskalla
ablative Alaskalta
allative Alaskalle
essive Alaskana
translative Alaskaksi
instructive
abessive Alaskatta
comitative
Possessive forms of Alaska (type kulkija)
possessor singular plural
1st person Alaskani Alaskamme
2nd person Alaskasi Alaskanne
3rd person Alaskansa

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German[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia de

Etymology[edit]

From English Alaska, from Aleut alaxsxaq.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈlaska/, [ʔäˈläs.kä], [ʔɐˈläs.kɐ]
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Alaska n (genitive Alaskas)

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

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Alaska, from Aleut alaxsxaq.

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Alaska n

  1. Alaska (a state of the United States)

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Italian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alaska f

  1. Alternative spelling of Alasca

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Proper noun[edit]

Alaska

  1. Alaska (a state of the United States)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Proper noun[edit]

Alaska

  1. Alaska (a state of the United States)

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alaska f

  1. Alaska (a state of the United States)
    Mieszkam na Alasce.I live in Alaska.

Declension[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Alaska in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alaska m

  1. Alternative spelling of Alasca

Romanian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alaska f

  1. Alaska (a state of the United States)

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alaska f

  1. Alaska (a state of the United States)

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Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sv

Proper noun[edit]

Alaska

  1. Alaska (a state of the United States)

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