Enk

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See also: enk and -énk

Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Eng
  • End (Ripuarian; rare)
  • Enn (chiefly Moselle Franconian)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German (*)endi, northern variant of enti, From Proto-Germanic *andijaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂entíos, with Ripuarian velarisation. The final -k is unetymological and due to analogy.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Enk n (plural Enger, diminutive Enkche)

  1. (most dialects of Ripuarian) end

Usage notes[edit]

  • The form Enk, Eng is preserved even in dialects that have widely reverted the velarisation in word-final position.

Derived terms[edit]