Alk

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See also: alk, alk., and alk-

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /alk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -alk

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Swedish alka (used scientifically by Carl von Linné), from Old Norse alka, from Proto-Germanic *alkǭ.

Noun[edit]

Alk m (mixed or strong or weak, genitive Alks or Alkes or Alken, plural Alken or Alke)

  1. auk, any bird of the family Alcidae
    Synonym: (chiefly when collective for different species) Alkenvogel
Usage notes[edit]
  • The word appears to be used predominantly with mixed declension, that is genitive in -(e)s and plural in -en. Pure strong declension (plural in -e) and weak declension are also found.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of Alkohol.

Noun[edit]

Alk m (strong, genitive Alks, no plural)

  1. (colloquial) alcohol (especially in the sense of “alcoholic drink”)
    • 2010, “Alkohol”, in Undercover, performed by Sa4:
      Ich hab' auf Alk so viel Fehler gemacht / Denn nach jedem Glas denk' ich weniger nach / Doch ich steh' an der Tanke, geb' mir die Kante
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
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